AFTON — Claiming five individual winners — including four in the five-heavyweight divisions — helped Afton coast to the team title at the Afton Power Lifting Meet here Friday, Feb. 16.
The Eagles, who had 10 finish in the individual top three, rolled up 254 points.
By comparison, Colcord had 134 points and Kansas scored 124.
Rounding out the field were Fairland, 96; Baxter Springs, 76; Kellyville, 76; Chelsea 57; Quapaw, 41; Hilldale, 34; South Coffeyville, 21; Drumright, 21; Vinita, 20; Foyil, 17; Commerce, 16; Oaks, 15, and Bluejacket, 5.
The Eagles had a 1-2 finish in the 242-pound division, where Zach Henry took first with 1,290 pounds and teammate Trenton Gaines was right behind at 1,245 pounds.
Even though there wasn’t one named, the Eagles’ Seth Miller would have been the meet’s outstanding lifter with a 1,530-pound total.
He had a 600-pound squat, 330-pound bench press and 600-pound deadlift.
The closest anybody came in the deadlift was Afton heavyweight Trevor Pendergraft, who went 485 pounds en route to a 1,420 total in the heavyweight class.
The Eagles’ other winners included Kaden Gibson, 123 pounds; Kashen Gibson, 132, and Brier Julian, 198.
Afton got also a second-place finish from Clay Mitchell, 157, and a third from heavyweight Tate Maupin.
Brothers Michael and Brenden Foust of Fairland were winners at 168 and 171.
Other winners were Daris Glass, Kansas, 145; Blake Gonzales, Colcord, 157, and Yeng Lee, Kansas, 220.
Michael Foust was the outstanding lifter in the bench press while Gonzales captured honors in the squat and deadlift.
Tops in the heavyweight division were Lee in the squat, Brenden Foust in the bench press and Miller in the deadlift.