Basehor girls team wins state powerlifting meet
Lifters set records at state meet
Some of the strongest teenage weightlifters in Kansas go to school at Basehor-Linwood High School.
The Basehor-Linwood girls powerlifting team won the Class 4A State title and finished the season with an undefeated record in five meets.
The boys team lost to Russell High by four points.
The two performances capped a strong season of lifting for the Bobcats who took 65 weightlifters to the meet in Clearwater, Kan., on Saturday.
"For our first year of having a full team, we were very happy," coach Ross Schwisow said. "We had kids that if they didn't win first, then they placed in the top six and were scoring points."
Basehor-Linwood also had two athletes set new state records in the meet.
Travis Inlow broke the states 140-pound hang clean record with a lift of 245 pounds.
Ethan Douglas broke the heavyweight clean record with a clean of 335 pounds.
Both lifters won their weight classes. The team's other event winners were Jefferson Boor 132 and Bailey Kraus 114.
Schwisow said he is pleased with how his team improved and became better athletes while preparing for spring sports and lifting weights.
"All the kids made a strong showing," Schwisow said. "we had four individuals try for state records. We set two new records. It was a great day."
The following is a listing of men's and women's results.
Men's or varsity results
Travis Inlow 140 class 1st Place Hang Clean with 245 pounds
Ethan Douglas heavyweight class 1st Place Hang Clean with 335 pounds.
1st Place winners
Jefferson Boor 132 with 605 pounds
2nd Place winners
Tyler Miles 173 with 865 pounds
3rd Place winners
Nathan Smith 114 with 520 pounds
Stephen Millison 132 with 595 pounds
Swede Johnson HWT with 1000 pounds
Women's or varsity competition
Bailey Kraus 114 class Bench-120 lbs, Clean-130 lbs, and Squat-220 lbs.
Megan Rehm 140 class 1st Place Clean with 160 pounds
Jennifer Ciszewski 156 class 1st Place Bench with 125 lbs
Chelsey Patton 180 class 1st Place Clean with 140 pounds
Medalists were those that finished in the top 3 by total in their class.
1st place winners
Baily Kraus 114 with 470 pounds
2nd place winners
Kayla Peterson 132 with 485 pounds
Megan Rehm 140 with465 pounds
Emily Blanks 180+ with 520 pounds
3rd Place Winners
Lauren Klem 105 with 335 pounds.
Emily Lackner 132 with 445 pounds.
Melissa Seaman 140 with 460 pounds.
Tiffany Jennings 165 with 400 pounds.
Chelsey Patton 180 with 445 pounds.
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