Three Flyers win state lifting titles

By Tyler Ohmann

Sports Editor

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Seven of the 11 lifters from Little Falls hit new personal bests at the Minnesota State Olympic Weightlifting competition, Saturday, March 11.

That included three JV state champions: McKayla Geise, Amari Riley and Brennan Theis. All three also set state records in the snatch, and Geise and Riley set state records in the clean and jerk in their respective divisions.

At the varsity level, Alexandra Becker led the Flyers with a second place finish.

Nicole Schilling, Lauren Thielman and Kayla Statema each finished in fourth place.

The lone boy participant at state for varsity was Gage Larsen, who took fifth place.

Trista Theimer, Storm Winkelman and Ashley Statema all participated in the meet at JV as well.