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Powerlifting: County competition another big hit

Powerlifting: County competition another big hit
Joseph Parry competes in the CCPS Powerlifting Invitational on Feb. 24, 2018 at Westminster High School. (Courtesy photo)

Avid weightlifters gathered at Westminster High School on Feb. 24 for the annual Carroll County Public Schools Powerlifting Invitational, a competition designed for ages 7 and older.

The meet, now in its fourth year, featured 32 lifters — 22 boys and 10 girls from around the county.

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Manchester Valley's Sarah Blanton competes in the CCPS Powerlifting Invitational on Feb. 24, 2018 at Westminster High School.
Manchester Valley's Sarah Blanton competes in the CCPS Powerlifting Invitational on Feb. 24, 2018 at Westminster High School. (Courtesy photo)

Mitchell Kepler (148 pounds) from Westminster High earned top male lifter of the meet, while Manchester Valley’s Sarah Blanton (148) received top female lifter honors.

Kepler’s total weight, between squat, bench press, and dead lift, was 1,005 pounds. Blanton finished at 595 pounds.

Here are the complete results:

GIRLS

114 pounds: Stephanie Hof, Liberty, 340.

132 pounds: Kailey Houck, Liberty, 390; Sarah Rhodes, Winters Mill, 520.

148 pounds: Corinne Karas, Westminster, 545; Sarah Blanton, Man Valley, 595.

165 pounds: Katherine Garcia, South Carroll, 485; Heather Burnham, Winters Mill, 500; Erin Risch, Liberty, 515.

181 pounds: Maria Rowland, Liberty, 530; Melissa James, South Carroll, 545.

BOYS

132 pounds: Hunter Anderson, South Carroll, 390; Alex Spratt, Liberty, 720; David Bair, Francis Scott Key, 740.

148 pounds: Nelix Orellana, Winters Mill, 685; Zachar Fournier, South Carroll, 825; Mitchell Kepler, Westminster, 1,005.

165 pounds: Wayne Poole, Winters Mil, 625; Jake Stiff, Winters Mill, 780; Sebastian Sanchez, South Carroll, 840.

181 pounds: Chance Schrell, Winters Mill, 660.

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198 pounds: Cian McCauley, Winters Mill 695; Anthony Cegielski, Winters Mill, 795; Evan Bare, Man Valley, 1,115

220 pounds: Patrick Transue, 770; Garrison Cashman, Winters Mill, 945; Brad Cole, Winters Mill, 1,110.

242 pounds: Jay Whitman, Westminster, 800; Dylan Steinwedel, Winters Mill, 1,125; Joseph Parry, Westminster, 1,260

275 pounds: Neptune Jean-Joseph, Winters Mill, 1,130; Michael Crown, South Carroll, 1,205

Super heavyweight: Noah Barton, Francis Scott Key, 1,255.

Mitch Kepler and Sarah Blanton pose with their medals at the CCPS Powerlifting Invitational on Feb. 24, 2018 at Westminster High School
Mitch Kepler and Sarah Blanton pose with their medals at the CCPS Powerlifting Invitational on Feb. 24, 2018 at Westminster High School (Courtesy photo)
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