Clarion Bobcat Football Holds Lift-A-Thon (06/11/19)
(Above photo) Coach Doug Knepp spotting lifter on the bench.
The Clarion Area Football Team held a Lift-A-Thon on Saturday, June 1st, with nine lifters participating.
The lifters performed the three power lifts, squat, bench press and deadlift, with each lifter getting three attempts on each. The best successful attempt for each lift counted toward the total.
The lifters had sponsors who could pledge either a fixed amount or a pledge per pound lifted. Several purposes of the Lift-A-Thon listed in the flyer: “to emphasize the importance of our off-season workouts and to provide support for our football co-op team expenses of summer camp, new weight room equipment, attending lifting competition and provide other opportunities for our athletes.”
There were six lifters totaling 1,000 pounds or more. Camden Boggess had the top total at 1,250. Jim Gunning had the second highest total, barely missing 1,200 with an 1,180. Others at 1,000 or more were: Justin Goodman, Ben Smith, Edgar Bustamante and Mitch Knepp.
Others participating were Gabriel Beach, Holden Sparks and Jase Ferguson.
The meet was organized by Clarion assistant coach (former C-L head coach) Dave Eggleton. Spotters included Doug Knepp, Mike Ferguson, Lee Weber and Will Craddock. The coaches plan one making this an annual event.
Following are the results:
Jase Ferguson (7th grade): squat-150, bench-115, deadlift-160, total-425
Gabriel Beach (11th grade): squat -135, bench-95, deadlift-205, total-435
Holden Sparks (7th grade): squat-205, bench-130, deadlift-265, total-600
Mitch Knepp (11th grade): squat-350, bench-215, deadlift-435, total-1,000
Edgar Bustamante (12th grade): squat-375, bench-295, deadlift-425, total-1,095
Ben Smith (11th grade): squat-425, bench-245, deadlift-440, total-1,110
Justin Goodman (12th grade): squat-410, bench-270, deadlift-465, total 1,145
Jim Gunning (12th grade): squat-410, bench-270, deadlift-500, total-1,180
Camden Boggess (12th grade): squat-425, bench-275, deadlift-550, total 1,250
(Congratulations on some good lifting, guys!!!! Good job, coaches!!!!)