Raiders fourth at weightlifting invitational

Navarre finished fourth at its own weightlifting invitational Wednesday afternoon. The Raiders scored 31 points, finishing two points behind third-place Niceville. Choctaw won the meet with 74 points and Pace placed second with 35.

Three Raiders took second in their respective weight classes, with Xavier Fernandez coming through with a total lift of 570 pounds in the 183-pound division and Bo Hering earning a runner-up finish at 219 with a total lift of 570 as well. Nathan Crews took second at 119 pounds with a total lift of 310.

Daniel Bost (183), Omari Green (199) and Aaron Smith (238) all took fourth in their weight classes. All three had a total lift of 565.

Lee Jones earned a fifth-place finish at 154 pounds, recording a total lift of 480.

Jared Elliott took sixth at 139 pounds, finishing with a total lift of 370, and Salamon Buss took sixth at 169 pounds with a total lift of 455.

Ben Wangerin (199), Jacobi Smith (238) and Josh Carter (heavyweight) finished sixth in their respective weight classes as well. Wangerin had a total lift of 520 pounds and Smith came through with a total lift of 535. Carter recorded a total lift of 615.

Navarre Invitational

Team Scores: Choctaw 74, Pace 35, Niceville 33, Navarre 31, Washington 19, Fort Walton Beach 16, Pine Forest 5, Crestview 4, Gulf Breeze 3, Pensacola Catholic 0

Weight Class Champions

119: Aaron Ojeda, Choctaw, 425; 129: Hunter Klemen, Pace, 405; 139: Tony Gibson, Pace, 480; 154: Ju Scott, Choctaw, 635; 169: Remmington Haggard, Niceville, 555; 183: Dawan Ware, Choctaw, 580; 199: Aaron Malory, Washington, 650; 219: Marsalis Jackson, Washington, 575; 238: Grey Johnson, Choctaw, 785; Heavyweight: Jason Godfrey, Choctaw, 740

Other Navarre Competitors

119: Logan Lee, 210; 129: Cody Thompson, 320; 139: Jared Elliott, 370; 154: Evan Gourley, 420; 169: Saturn Wagner, 425; 183: Bryson Brewer, 240; 219: Caleb Dale, 510; Heavyweight: Tim Elenz, 530

Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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