6 advance to State Finals
By Christi Evans
The Grant High School Powerlifting team recently competed at the regional meet in Ionia,
In the women’s JV class, freshman Heather Crosby, and sophomore veteran Abbi Konicki each captured 1st in their respective weight classes.. They will advance to the state finals on March 9th at Lake Orion High School. Varsity lifter Jaida Blair also competed well in a tough weight class, turning in some personal best lifts, but fell short of qualifying for the state meet.
15 men competed for Grant. JV lifters were Treyton Railling, Jonah Nelson, Brendan Keelean and Jarrett Railling. Jarrett took 2nd place in the 207 lb. weight class, qualifying him for the state finals on March 10th also at Lake Orion High School.
Varsity lifters were Cody Cunningham, Emilio Garza, Marcos Garza, Chaise Konicki, Jake Phillips, T.J. Railling, Felipe Serafini, Jared Evans, and Tylor Perkins. Chaise Konicki took 2nd place in the 242 lb. class and Jared Evans was 1st in the 181 lb. class. Both advance to the state finals. T.J. Railling also qualified for state based on total weight lifted.
The Tiger Powerlifters compete next at the Kelloggsville Regional on Saturday, February 17th and again at the Mona Shores Regional on Saturday, February 24th.