Powerlifting membership defends nationwide title in OKC, brings house loads of {hardware}

In passing, New Trier weightlifters referred to their tour to the countrywide competitors as a “enterprise trip.”

If that’s the circumstance, then you would say they took care of firm.

The New Trier Superior College Powerlifting Membership launched dwelling much more nationwide parts from the NASA Powerlifting Massive School Nationals held April 11-12 in Oklahoma City. 

Membership clients are all enterprise as they stroll by the airport on the best way to nationals.

Of their classification (named unequipped), the membership claimed initially location in equally the boys and women divisions. After which for an additional problem, mentor Jim Davis entered the membership’s unequipped scores within the outfitted class, which lets using supportive instruments, and the women positioned initially and the boys 2nd. 

Amid the precise winners of their extra weight programs had been senior Ellie Track and freshman Gianna Sanchez — each of whom even have been named the entire champions within the junior-senior and frosh-soph divisions, respectively. On the boys aspect, Ryan Fenner, Maxwell Jiang, Jesse Mendoza and Ty Stringer additionally gained particular titles. Stringer capped his common efficiency with a 502-pound deadlift. 

That is the third nationwide rivals victory acquired by the powerlifting membership provided that the pandemic started, however the to start out with by means of NASA — Pure Athlete Energy Affiliation. The opposite two titles had been acquired through the use of digital competitions by Usa Weightlifting. 

Previous to the pandemic, the membership had competed at NASA nationals for 8 years, finally profitable a championship in 2019. The pandemic led to the cancellation of the group’s nationals in 2020 and 2021. This 12 months’s journey permitted the Trevs to guard their title in Oklahoma Metropolis. 

“We acquired to pack our baggage and fly a plane and commit 4 evenings in a lodge, discover Oklahoma City. It simply felt distinct and actually important,” Davis reported.

Powerlifting membership co-captains Ryan Fenner and Ellie Music have fun with the crew’s earnings from the nationwide stage of competitors April 11-12 in Oklahoma Metropolis.

Davis credited senior co-captains Fenner and Tune for being leaders to the membership and the 23 associates who traveled to nationals.

Fenner and Track have been freshmen when the membership was closing in Oklahoma Metropolis and capped their important college tenures in design and magnificence.

“For them to information us again once more to Oklahoma Metropolis as seniors was this type of an outstanding second,” Davis talked about. “It was the punctuation mark on the shut of a in depth and unusual story. I couldn’t be happier for them.”

The powerlifting membership was fashioned in 2010 and fulfills at 5 p.m. Mondays on the college’s Winnetka campus. It’s coached by Davis, Rijad Pekmez, Ashley Avila and former Trevian powerlifter Matt Clemm.

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