No quit in these Casper athletes: Powerlifters press their way to Nationals

(Casper, Wyo.) - The Kelly Walsh High School Powerlifitng team recently competed in Denver at the Rocky Mounation Lifting Club Powerlifitng Championships. Coach Bar Stricklin shared that all five lifters took 1st place in their division and four lifters will now represent KWHS at USA Powerlifting High School Nationals in Orlando, Florida April 1-3rd. From left to right: Coach Williams, Johanna Moter, Matthew Paris, Anya Tuft, Tracy Payne, Quentin Moter, Coach Schulte, Coach Stricklin. Johanna, Matthew, Tracy and Taylor Maese(not pictured) will be competing at Nationals. "We also had 2 Youth (ages 8-13) lifters compete Sunday at USA Powerlifting Youth Nationals in Denver, " said coach Stricklin. Lela Payne took 1st place and set a new American Record in the Deadlift. Shelby Stricklin took 1st place and set 4 American Records in teh Squat, Bench, Deadlift and Total. From left to right: Coach Stricklin, Shelby Stricklin, Lela Payne, Coach Schulte, Coach Williams The next meet is the Cowboy State Raw Championships at Kelly Walsh March 12th. #oilcity #news