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Top: Destiny Jackson, Chase Sisson, Kiera Robinson, Dayjuana Griese, Lea Bean, Leilanie Monrouzeau, Teanna Cunningham, Majesty McCrae
Middle: Courtney Murphy, Alexia Faustinella, Taylor Muse, Andrea Bland, Crystal Yeager, Raven Roberson, Gourney Gonzalez
Bottom: Daija Jackson, Riley Hanle, Jessica Weekley, Sabrina Derrick, Niki Spears, Sam Copeland, Mashaya Swenson
154 lb class State Champion
183 lb Class State Champion
183 lb class State Champion
Weightlifting is a competitive sport combining explosiveness, quickness, power, and athleticism. We compete in two lifts, the bench press, and the clean and jerk. The bench press requires the athlete to execute the lift by lowering the bar to the chest, pausing briefly, and pressing the bar upward until both arms are fully extended. The clean and jerk is a complex movement requiring the athlete to lift the bar to the top of the chest. After the bar is lifted to the top of the chest, the lifter will execute the jerk maneuver to hoist the bar overhead.
There are 10 weight classes that athletes compete in. Athletes must weigh with the range of their designated weight class in order to compete. The weight classifications are as follows.
Each athlete competes only against lifters in the same weight class.
101 weight class ::: below 101
110 weight class ::: 101.1 to 110
119 weight class ::: 110.1 to 119
129 weight class ::: 119.1 to 129
139 weight class ::: 129.1 to 139
154 weight class ::: 139.1 to 154
169 weight class ::: 154.1 to 169
183 weight class ::: 169.1 to 183
199 weight class ::: 183.1 to 199
Unlimited weight class ::: 199.1 and above
Teams compete in meets which contain one or more opponents. Each team designates up to two lifters per weight class for a maximum of 20 athletes to be score in that meet per team. Depending on the size of the meet, a team may be allowed to lift more than two per class. The additional lifter(s) will not be scored however.
In a two team meet scoring is as follows. First place is awarded 5 points. Second place 3 points, and Third place 1 point.
In a three to four team meet the scoring is slightly different. First is worth 5 points. Second is 3 points, third is 2 points, fourth is 1 point.
In larger meets, first is worth 7 points, second is 5 points, third is 4 points, fourth is 3 points, fifth is 2 points, and sixth is 1 point.
Girls weightlifting has been a recognized sport for 11years. Three schools have won State Championships. Spruce Creek has won nine, Navarre has won two, and Columbia has won one State Championship.
In recent years, Choctaw’s Girls Weightlifting Team has finished 6th 2010, tied for 8th in 2011, 4th in 2012, 6th in 2013, and tied for 8th in 2014, tied for 7th in 2015. There were over 100 schools represented at this year’s FINALS.