North Platte powerlifting team competes at all-class meet in Omaha

The North Platte High School powerlifting team competed at the All-Class State Powerlifting Meet on Friday at Creighton Prep High School in Omaha. Pictured from left are coach Tyson Chromy, Jude Prince, Greg Caudillo, Brad Swanson, Dalton Lunkwitz, Nic Davis, Zach Alexander, Aiden McCracken, William Kramer and coach Todd Rice.

North Platte High School had eight athletes compete at the All-Class State Powerlifting Meet on Friday at Creighton Prep High School in Omaha.

Athletes competed in the bench press, squat and deadlift against athletes in their respective weight classes. Lifters earned trophies and/or medals by placing in the top five for total pounds lifted in their respective weight class.

Lexington won the girls championship and Creighton Prep won the boys title.

"I was very pleased with the efforts of our lifters. Powerlifting is a great way for athletes to measure themselves (against) other athletes," North Platte powerlifting and football coach Todd Rice said. "We need to continue to improve our overall strength level at NPHS, and competing in these meets will help us achieve that goal. Improved strength correlates to improved athleticism. We hope that our strength and conditioning program at the high school aides all of our athletic programs."

North Platte added powerlifting as a club activity this year.

"I appreciate the administrative support for this group," Rice said. "We also continue to make our high school weight room accessible before and after school for all grade 7-12 athletes."

North Platte results

ATHLETE WEIGHT CLASS TOTAL PLACE

Aiden McCracken 165 780

Aiden McCracken 165 780

Nic Davis 220 930

Jude Prince 242 735

Greg Caudillo 242 1,025 5th

Zach Alexander 275 650

Brad Swanson 275 1,160 3rd

Dalton Lunkwitz HWT 1,060 2nd

 

» Weight class and total lifted are in pounds.

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