State Powerlifting


Photo by Faith Stuhlsatz

The mens powerlifting team poses for a photo at the end of the state meet. “There were lots of records broken by lots of schools, so that helped to make the day exciting,” athletic director Matt Biehler said.

Written by Madison Mishler, staff member

State powerlifting was held at CSHS in the gym March 25. In total, there were 36 schools that attended and 259 lifters. The CSHS men’s team took second, missing first by two points, while the women’s team took sixth. 

“I think it did really well: everything just went smoothly,” sophomore Cooper Koster said. “I did better than I thought I would. I medalled a lot more than I expected.”

Koster got second in bench, third in squat, second in clean and second overall in the 242-lb. weight class.

Junior Brayden Kunz set a new record for cleans in the 220 weight class with 305 lbs. Freshman Hayley Pauly also took fifth in her weight class.

 “It was a really good experience for my freshman year, and it was a good way to start because it was only my second meet,” she said. 

Twenty-nine students participated in state while several others helped run the meet. 

“I think it went great. We received many compliments from other schools,” athletic director Matt Biehler said. “Mr. King does a great job of organizing the technical side, and we had really good volunteers.”