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Sacred Heart power lifting makes history

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

When Lonny Schraeder arrived at Sacred Heart he had the task of building a power lifting program from the ground up. Five years later, the Crusaders have made history.

They won the program's first state championship this past weekend at the Class 1A power lifting meet.

"Power lifting is one of those things where you can't miss," Schraeder said. "You build on what you did the week before. They've been very dedicated. They've come in and they've worked out and got their workouts in every week and you build."

Adding to this accomplishment were the individual marks set. Ben Dunn (132), Joey French (165), Tanner Blakeney (181) and Gavin Bradford (308) all set state marks in their respective weight classes.

"This season has been a great one," French said. "It's super cool to be the first team in Sacred Heart history to actually win a championship so it feels good to make history."

Bradford certainly made his mark at the meet. He now owns every Class 1A record in the super heavyweight division. He squatted 650-pounds and benched 330-pounds.

"I just trust coach," Bradford said. "He put the numbers on the board pretty much and I just did what he wanted me to."

One other thing to note about the Crusaders, all four of these state record holders are juniors.

"It means a lot," Blakeney said. "We had a good team this year and I really just wanted coach to get a win."

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