On her way to a third-place finish is Emily Nelson, shown here dead lifting 270 pounds. Below, Konor McCoy, also a third-place finisher, dead lifts 450 pounds. Photo courtesy Ella Moyer

On her way to a third-place finish is Emily Nelson, shown here dead lifting 270 pounds. Below, Konor McCoy, also a third-place finisher, dead lifts 450 pounds. Photo courtesy Ella Moyer

White River girls fifth, boys sixth in state powerlifting

Koner McCoy, Ella Moyer and Emily Nelsen all took third in their weight categories.

The White River High girls placed fifth and the Hornet boys were sixth at the recent state powerlifting meet.

Competition was held May 4 at North Beach High School in Ocean Shores.

Leading the way among White River’s state placers were a trio who took third in their weight classes – Koner McCoy, Ella Moyer and Emily Nelsen. A notch behind in fourth place were Marissa Bartels and Caden Roehr.

Rounding out the list were Joziah Broek, Riley Cambra and Jack Farrer, all in fifth place; Willow Chernoske and Grant Swettenam, sixth place; and Levi Grasley, 11th place.

The team competes under the direction of coach Juan Garibay.

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