The Howe Bulldogs powerlifting team traveled to Chico on Friday and came away not only with multiple state qualifiers but also a regional title.
Howe went home with Mikey Hymel and Mason Riggs qualifying for state and four others that were alternates for state in Chase Barnett, Spencer Akins, Joseph Brennan, and Chase Harvey.
Mikey Hymel, who is now ranked third in the state, placed first in the 165-pound division with a total lift weight of 1,375 pounds (545 squat, 315 bench, 515 deadlift). He was awarded Outstanding Bench Pressor and Outstanding Deadlifter.
Mason Riggs finished second overall in the 181-pound division with a total weight of 1,160. Joseph Brennan placed third in the 165-pound division with a lift weight of 1,155. Chase Harvey placed fourth in the 220-pound division with a lift weight of 1,300. Spencer Akins placed fourth in the 148-pound division with a lift weight of 1,040. Chase Barnett placed fifth in the 123-pound division with a lift weight of 810 pounds.
Nathan Duffee and Andrew Griffin were regional qualifiers but didn’t place.
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