The Little Falls Olympic Weightlifting Club had it’s first competition at the North Metro High School Open held at Robinsdale Armstrong High School on Dec. 14. The athletes competed in the snatch and the clean and jerk lifts. Several of the athletes placed in the top three in their respective weight classes. Many of the club members use Olympic weightlifting as a way to increase their athleticism. This helps them during their fall and spring sports. Pictured are the athletes front row: Katie Yorek, left, and Taylor Kunke. Back row (from left): Nick Maslowski, Jake Novotny, Jalen Wuchko, Sierra Virnig, Tristen Zimmerman, Michael Trettel, Jake Anderson, and Michael Orr. The team is coached by Nick Abbott.