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River Falls' senior JP Eaton starts his ascent with 500 pounds on the bar during the squat competition as RFHS alum Talal Adam keeps a watchful eye at the Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association regional meet at the high school gym Dec. 15 . Eaton was successful in his 500 pound lift that helped him to a total of 1,285 pounds on the day to qualify for the boys' state competition in Wisconsin Dells March 9. Bob Burrows photos

Powerlifters show stuff at regional

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One hundred and forty-one of the strongest high school athletes in western Wisconsin descended on River Falls High School Dec. 15 for a Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association (WHSPA) regional meet hosted by the RFHS Powerlifting Club.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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