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Four powerlifters qualify for state

Alex Brettingen and Luke Johnson finished first in their respective weight classes and Brent Montpetit and Landon Kaiser took second at the Phillips Powerlifting Tournament Feb. 21 to qualify for the state competition this weekend in Holmen.

Brettingen took first in the 142 pound weight class and Johnson was first in the 198 pound weight class. Montpetit competed at 132 pounds and Kaiser at 153. A total of 178 powerlifters competed.

In addition to the local state qualifiers, Cam Wing placed third at 181 pounds and Cal Wing was fourth at 165 pounds. Grant Lillvis finished fifth at 181.

In junior varsity competition, Tanner Kusilek, Ellis Johnson, Anna Brettingen and Kathy Francisco all finished first for River Falls.