Tonganoxie lifters win state medals
Tonganoxie High power lifters won three state championships on March 5 at the Class 4A state power lifting meet in Abilene.
The THS girls had two state title-winners, Domino Grizzle and Ashley Kotowske, and one of the Chieftains’ boys, Jordan Boudreaux, won a state title.
Three other power lifters from Tonganoxie placed in the top three. Shelby McDaniel and Makayla Sample were state runners-up for the girls and Bryson Hewins placed third for the THS boys.
Chieftains power lifting coach Matt Bond said all of Tonganoxie’s lifters improved their personal records in the hang clean, squat and bench press this year.
Class 4A state power lifting
March 5 at Abilene
(Weight class — Athlete, finish)
105 — Allison Thompson, 10th
114 — Jessica Rubio, sixth
123 — Cristina Rubio, ninth
132 — Ashley Kotowske, first
148 — Shelby McDaniel, second
165 — Makayla Sample, second; Jaycee Knipp, seventh
Pwt. — Domino Grizzle, first
123 — Jordan Boudreaux, first
140 — Noe Puebla, 18th
148 — Austin Searcy, 19th
156 — Alvin Cox, 11th
172 — Tyler Gonser, 12th
198 — Clayton Neas, 22nd; Noah Gee, 23rd
220 — Bryson Hewins, third; Chase Sample, 23rd
Hwt. — Tyler Stockman, 14th