Three Bobcats earn state powerlifting medals

Umphress earns top male lifter honors


March 31, 2022

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Top lifter • Summerland freshman Matt Umphress receives the Class D Outstanding Male Lifter award, this weekend, during the State Powerlifting Championships. Harvard coach Blake Bunner presents the trophy.

The 2022 Class D High School State Powerlifting Championships were held at Harvard High School, Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, featuring 11 of the top Class D powerlifting schools in the state.

Three Summerland lifters competed in the championships. The small, but mighty, Summerland Bobcat team earned fourth place overall.

Special trophies were awarded to the outstanding individual male and female lifters of the meet, based on the Wilkes coefficient index. The outstanding male lifter of the meet was Matt Umphress Summerland.

Niobrara/Verdigre scored 85 points to claim the team title. Bo...

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