Weighing In on the New Year

Powerlifting team prepares for new season

Photo credit Jada Boner

Photo credit Jada Boner

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

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Powerlifting season is underway and once again Coaches Scott Warner and Ty Lang lead the teams through each meet. The Eagles sent three people to state last year, and they hope to repeat the success again this year.

“Last year we sent three to state, and we think they can return to that stage again,” Lang said. “The three that went were great all year, and we think that they can do even better this year.” 

The sport carries plenty of misconceptions because people see it as requiring great brute and strength. 

“People always think that you have to be like Arnold Swhartzanager to lift, and that’s just not usually how it works,” Lang said. “Most of our lifters don’t look chiseled or anything like that. They just know how to lift the weight, and they get the job done.”

One of the state finalists last year, junior Leigh Ann Sitzman, hopes to make a return to the big stage and make a bigger statement this year.

“I’m super excited for this year and for the team,” Sitzman said. “Last year was successful, so I hope we can have similar success.”

The Eagles keep working hard in practice each morning, hoping that the hard work pays off and sends the Eagles back to the UIL State Championships. 

“We’re gonna keep working hard obviously,” Lang said. “We think we can really improve this year, and really make a push for those kids at state.”