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Members of the River Falls High School boys’ powerlifting team that placed third at the Division II Wisconsin High School Powerlifting State Meet in Osceola March 8-9 include, from left, Justin Hurajt, Brian Miller, Andre Dusek, Dylan Tschumper, Colton Jones, Kenny Oberlin, Chase Larson, Riley Tschumper, Mark Miller and Mike Melser. Missing from photo are Cole Kaiser, Shaun Kaiser, Eric Eaton and Carson Glauser. (Submitted photo)

Powerlifters third at state

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The River Falls High School boys’ powerlifting team placed third at the Division II Wisconsin High School Powerlifting State Meet in Osceola March 8-9 and several team members qualified to compete at the USA Powerlifting National Championships March 28-30 in Killeen, Texas.

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Mark Miller had the highest individual finish for River Falls, placing second in the 132-pound weight class by lifting a total of 1,000 pounds, while Brian Miller placed fourth in the 123-pound class with a total of 810 pounds.

Other top ten places went to Riley Tschumper, sixth in the 123-pound class with a total of 800 pounds, Kenny Oberlin, sixth in the 132-pound class with 920 pounds, Colton Jones, ninth in the 242-pound class with 1,250 pounds, Cole Kaiser, tenth in the 114-pound class with a total of 655, and Shaun Kaiser, tenth in the 148-pound class with a total of 983.

Two River Falls girls also placed in the top ten of their respective weight classes. McKenzie Curtis took third at 198 pounds with a total lift of 915 pounds, and Dana Coggio was sixth at 148 pounds with a total lift of 740. The two, along with Cecily Ripley, will also compete at the national championships in Texas later this month.

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