boys weightlifting

Seniors set tone for Raiders’ run to title

Seniors set tone for Raiders’ run to title

Jacobi Smith was almost brought to tears by the fact that he and his fellow seniors have helped put the Navarre boys weightlifting program on the map, leading the Raiders to a 2A state championship Friday at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. “It almost makes you want to cry, having grown up together. […]

Jefferson redeems himself by winning first title

Jefferson redeems himself by winning first title

Jordan Jefferson was supposed to contend for a state title a season ago. After bench pressing 375 pounds, he scratched in the clean and jerk.  He finished at the bottom of the standings in the heavyweight division, a long way from contention. But he was back at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach on […]

Just call Carter a champion again

Just call Carter a champion again

Josh Carter admits there were moments when he wondered if the hard work would pay off. That it would lead him down a path to another state championship in the 219-pound weight class. With a gold medal around his neck Friday afternoon at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, the Navarre senior looks back […]

Another week, another win for Navarre

Another week, another win for Navarre

Chris Williams didn’t win his weight class at Wednesday’s Navarre Invitational. He finished second in the 199-pound division with a combined lift of 630 pounds. Still, he’s happy with where he is as the season winds down, and yet he knows there is still so much more work to do. “It’s going pretty good, but […]

Raiders set program record for state qualifiers in weightlifting

Raiders set program record for state qualifiers in weightlifting

Eleven lifters will compete for Navarre in the boys state weightlifting meet Saturday in Panama City. That is a school record, beating the old mark by three. Jordan Jefferson, Josh Carter, Daniel Bost and Chris Williams all earned automatic bids to state for winning regional titles. Alex Najera, Cody Thompson, Noah Melendez, Evan Gourley, Omari […]

Raiders finish as runner-up at district weightlifting meet

Raiders finish as runner-up at district weightlifting meet

Xavier Fernandez and Omari Green both won district championships in their respective weight classes Friday and helped Navarre’s boys weightlifting team finish second as a team at the District 2-2A meet at home. Two-time state champion Choctaw won the title with 91 points. Navarre was second with 61 points. “We knew Choctaw was going to […]

Raiders fourth at weightlifting invitational

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 […]