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Members of the River Falls High School boys' powerlifting team hoist their second place trophy after finishing as runner-up at the Wisconsin High School Boys Powerlifting Championships in Wisconsin Dells March 9. From left are Lucas Henk, Colton Jones, Dylan Tschumper, Brian Grove, J.P. Eaton, Jordan Kaiser, Riley Tschumper, Chase Larson and Mark Miller. Not pictured is Kenny Oberlin. Submitted photos

RF lifters shine at state

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The River Falls High School powerlifting team placed 12 individuals in the top ten, including a state champion in senior J.P. Eaton, at the girls and boys state championships earlier this month in Necedah and Wisconsin Dells.

Eaton used a 700-pound squat to lift a total of 1,600 pounds and win the state championship in the 275-pound weight class at the Wisconsin High School Boys Powerlifting Championships in Wisconsin Dells March 9.

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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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