Powerlifters earn runner-up trophy at Orchard AAU meet


April 14, 2022

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Determination | Sierra Thomson kicks off competition in the squat, Saturday, at the Orchard AAU powerlifting meet. Thomson finished first in the 105-pound youth raw division.


The 2022 Orchard AAU Powerlifting Meet was held Saturday, April 9, with a lineup of 118 registered lifters from around Nebraska and Iowa, representing 14 different teams.

Organizer Jeff Shabram said, "It was the 15th year for the Orchard meet and this year was the largest."

Eleven Summerland powerlifters competed Saturday. These 11 lifters had "an outstanding day of lifting in front of the home crowd, breaking six total state and American records and four Summerland school records," Shabram said.

"Not to mention each lifter setting numerous personal bests."

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