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By Ben Wells

On Saturday, Aug. 8, the Leadville Lifters competed in the inaugural Lift Lift Boom Weightlifting Competition. There were a total of 17 competitors from around the state competition. Representing Leadville Lifters Girls at the meet were Kaytlin Sprague, Bailey Sprague, Tayler Galloway, Aarika Johnson and Cassidy Cecil. For the guys there was Quentin Vigil-Highhawk and Tony Torsell. Crossfit 10-2 had two competitors, Adam Olson and Ethan Howard as well.

Cassidy Cecil lifted 30KG(66lbs) in the snatch and 40KG(88lbs) in the clean and jerk which is a total of 70KG(154lbs), a personal record for her as well. Photo: Camp Fristed

Cassidy Cecil lifted 30KG(66lbs) in the snatch and 40KG(88lbs) in the clean and jerk which is a total of 70KG(154lbs), a personal record for her as well. Photo: Camp Fristed

For the girls, Kaytlin Sprague just came back from Youth Nationals and lifted a total of 50KG(110lbs) between the best of her lifts. This total puts her in line to be able to compete at Youth Nationals next summer in Austin, TX. Bailey Sprague had a bit of struggle with her snatch lift, but came back and set a personal competition record in the clean and jerk with a successful 35KG(77lbs) lift. Tayler Galloway had a great showing with a snatch of 32KG(70.4lbs) and a clean and jerk of 35KG(77lbs). Cassidy Cecil lifted 30KG(66lbs) in the snatch and 40KG(88lbs) in the clean and jerk which is a total of 70KG(154lbs), a personal record for her as well. Aarika Johnson had decided to lift for support of the other girls and went 5 for 6 with a total of 80KG(176lbs).

For the guys, Quentin Vigil-Highhawk had some issue with his snatch lift but had a great showing in the clean and jerk with a successful 70KG(154lb) lift. Tony Torsell had a great day lifting, with a 105KG(231lbs) snatch and a 142KG(312.4lbs) for a total of 247KG(543.4lbs). With this total Tony has qualified for the American Open in Reno, NV in December. Adam Olson, co-owner of Crossfit 10-2, competed in his first competition and had a success with a 91KG(200.2lbs) snatch and a 121(266.2lbs) clean and jerk for a total of 212KG(466.4lbs). Ethan Howard, one of Leadville’s own firefighters, also competed in his first competition and competed a 91KG(200.2lbs) snatch and a 130KG(286lbs) clean and jerk for a total of 221KG(486lbs).

Congratulation to all of the competitors; hope to see them back again next year.

Tony Torsell had a great day lifting, with a 105KG(231lbs) snatch and a 142KG(312.4lbs) for a total of 247KG(543.4lbs). With this total Tony has qualified for the American Open in Reno, NV in December. Photo: Camp Fristed.

Tony Torsell had a great day lifting, with a 105KG(231lbs) snatch and a 142KG(312.4lbs) for a total of 247KG(543.4lbs). With this total Tony has qualified for the American Open in Reno, NV in December. Photo: Camp Fristed.

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