Northern Valley Power Lifting competes at Oakley

By: Jim Cole
| Published 01/29/2024

Back Row: Coach Ross Cole, Clay Van Patten, Kyle Speer, Jason Cox, Nolan Kinderknecht, Gavin Thalheim, Owen Hammond. Sitting – Savannah Area
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The Northern Valley High School took seven athletes to compete in the Oakley Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, Jan. 27. The Huskies did well for their first meet with
four athletes receiving medals. The NV Boys and Girls each placed 9 th as a team.

Senior Savannah Area placed 2nd in the bench, 3 rd in squat and 3 rd overall for her weight class.
Senior Nolan Kinderkencht won 2nd place in the hang clean, while classmate Kyle Speer placed 3rd in the bench and 3rd overall for his weight class. Sophomore Gavin Thalheim won the 3rd place medal in the bench.

165 pound weight class
Nolan Kinderknecht – 5th overall (650)
Bench – 6 th (180) Squat – 6th (240) Clean – 2 nd (230)
Owen Hammond – 9th overall (345)
Bench – 7th (170) Squat (0) Clean – 6 th (175)

173 pound weight class
Gavin Thalheim – 4th overall (675)
Bench – 3rd (210) Squat – 7th (260) Clean – 4th (205)
Jason Cox – 6th overall (650)
Bench – 4th (210) Squat – 6th (265) Clean – 6th (175)

198 pound weight class
Clay Van Patten – 10th overall (395)

HWT class
Kyle Speer – 3rd overall (555)
Bench – 3rd (165) Squat – 4th (260) Clean – 4th (130)

123 pound weight class (girls)
Savannah Area – 3rd overall (385)
Bench – 2nd (100) Squat – 3rd (175) Clean – 4th (110)