BELLE PETERS RECORDS 3 STATE MARKS

By William

LINDSBORG – On Saturday, the Smoky Valley powerlifting team made a trip to Halstead for the state meet and returned home with three state champions while also setting six state records.

It was an amazing display of power for the Lady Viking powerlifters as they landed in second place overall as a team while recording six (6) state records, claiming a state championship in two divisions, and getting a second-place finish in two others.

Belle Peters was the star of the meet for Smoky Valley and the Lady Vikings as she set three (3) state records while taking a state championship in the 148-pound division. Peters set new state marks in both the clean and bench press while also scoring a new state record for overall weight lifted.

Close behind her were her sisters Noelle and Breanne in the 105-pound division as Noelle took the state championship and Breanne was runner-up plus Noelle broke the state record in the clean only to have Breanne break it a few lifts later.

Both Keira Mullen and Madi Tolle also had outstanding days as Tolle was runner-up in the 181-pound division and Mullen set a new state record in the squat for her 140-pound division.

The Viking boys finished fifth as a team with Lukas Apel bringing home a state championship in the 156-pound division.

Apel scored a first-place finish in the squat at 365 pounds while Nolan Dauer took first in the clean with 205 pounds in the 123-pound division. Kort Sjogren, lifting in the 198-pound division, scored a first in the clean with a lift of 300 pounds.

SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

TEAM: Place 2nd overall.

  • Noelle Peters at 105 lbs. = STATE CHAMPION; 2ND in bench press with lift of 95 lbs.; 3rd in squat with lift of 175 lbs.; 2nd in clean with lift of 130 lbs. (STATE RECORD before losing in tiebreaker); 1st overall in division.
  • Breanne Peters at 105 lbs. = STATE RUNNER-UP; 3rd in bench press with lift of 90 lbs.; 1st in clean with lift of 130 lbs. (STATE RECORD); 2nd overall in division.
  • Gracie Lambers at 114 lbs. = 3rd in squat with lift of 180 lbs.; 2nd in clean with lift of 135 lbs.; 3rd overall in division.
  • Karik Elliott at 123 lbs. = 3rd in clean with lift of 125 lbs.; 6th overall in division.
  • Ellise Peterson at 132 lbs. = 6th overall in division.
  • Clara McElroy at 132 lbs. = 11th overall in division.
  • Hope Duncan at 132 lbs. = 13th overall in division.
  • Laini Haigh at 132 lbs. = 17th overall in division.
  • Kenzie Franklin at 132 lbs. = 18th overall in division.
  • Keira Mullen at 140 lbs. = 1st in squat with lift of 245 lbs. (STATE RECORD); 3rd in clean with lift of 155 lbs.; 3rd overall in division.
  • Kajsa Peterson at 132 lbs. = 6th overall in division.
  • Lois Laros at 132 lbs. = 9th overall in division.
  • Belle Peters at 148 lbs. = STATE CHAMPION; 1st in bench press with lift of 155 lbs. (STATE RECORD); 1st in squat with lift of 265 lbs.; 1st in clean with lift of 210 lbs. (STATE RECORD); STATE RECORD for overall weight total; 1st overall in division.
  • Lydia Peterson at 165 lbs. = 3rd in clean with lift of 145 lbs.; 3rd overall in division.
  • Madi Tolle at 181 lbs. = STATE RUNNER-UP; 2nd in bench press with lift of 135 lbs.; 2nd in squat with lift of 240 lbs.; 1st in clean with lift of 185 lbs.; 2nd overall in division.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKING BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

TEAM = Placed 5th overall.

  • Nolan Dauer at 123 lbs. = 1st in clean with lift of 205 lbs.; 2nd overall in division.
  • Justice Gardner at 131 lbs. = 4th overall in the division.
  • Braiden Weis at 148 lbs. = 3rd in the clean with lift of 225 lbs.; 12th overall in division.
  • Lukas Apel at 156 lbs. = STATE CHAMPION; 1st in squat with lift of 365 lbs.; 3rd in clean with lift of 235 lbs.; 1st overall in division.
  • Vincent Pickering at 172 lbs. = 11th overall in division.
  • Stephen Peterson at 181 lbs. = 5th overall in division.
  • Kade Blanchat at 181 lbs. = 12th overall in division.
  • Richard Zeller at 181 lbs. = 16th overall in division.
  • Kort Sjogren at 198 lbs. = 1st in clean with lift of 300 lbs.; 5th overall in division.
  • Haven Lysell-Stewart at 198 lbs. = 3rd in clean with lift of 280 lbs.; 12th overall in division.
  • Justin Holt at 220 lbs. = 8th overall in division.
  • Alex Grossland at 220 lbs. = 14th overall in division.

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