Bobcat powerlifters bring home medal haul from Lexington meet


December 8, 2022

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Medalists • (l-r): Connor Thomson, Gavin Whiting and Matt Umphress earn medals at Saturday's Lexington Powerlifting Invite. Coach Jeff Shabram said 230 lifters competed in the event. Powerlifting meets will resume in January, at Peru State.


Three lifters from the Summerland Bobcats powerlifting team traveled to Lexington, Dec. 3, for the Lexington Powerlifting Championships.

Coach Jeff Shabram said it was a large meet, with 230 lifters offering a line-up of very stiff competition.

Gavin Whiting won bronze in the 242-pound class. Connor Thomson earned the fourth-place medal in the 132-pound class. Matt Umphress finished sixth in the 165-pound class.

"With so many lifters competing, all of the weight classes had a very large number of contestants. This meant that medaling, or even finishing in the top half...

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