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River Ridge star stands out at boys state meet

By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published May 2, 2006


River Ridge's Ric Hartwell led all county entrants at the state boys weightlifting meet April 21-22 at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville.

Hartwell placed third in the Class 2A, 183-pound class with a 655-pound total. He had a 350-pound bench press and 305-pound clean and jerk to exceed his sectional total by 40 pounds.

Mitchell's Matt Monaco was sixth at 154 with a 545-pound total, 10 more than his sectional total. He benched 310 and put up 235 in the clean and jerk.

Ridgewood's Travis Bonder (275-210-485) was 11th at 139, River Ridge's Stephen Songhurst (200-185-385) 15th at 129 and Wesley Chapel's Craig Johnson (340-230-570) 15th at heavyweight.

Ridgewood's Ben Perry had a 290-pound bench but scratched on the clean and jerk to place 16th at 199.

In Class A, Pasco's Todd Jeter parlayed a personal-best 260-pound clean and jerk into fourth place at 183. He added a 320-pound bench for a 580 total.

Hudson's Gerard Jameson placed fifth at 139. He had a 250-pound bench and 210 clean and jerk for a 460 total.

Zephyrhills' John Reubens was sixth at 119 with a 360-pound total. He had a 205-pound bench and 155-pound clean and jerk.

Pasco's McClain Bryant, Ray Groover and Justin Jordan also competed. Bryant (300-290-590) was ninth at 219, Groover (220-205-425) 13th at 139 and Jordan (275-215-490) 15th at 169.

Tyler Powell of Zephyrhills had a 205-pound bench but scratched on his clean-and-jerk attempt at 129.

[Last modified May 2, 2006, 02:41:24]


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