Florida High School Boys Weightlifting

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 […]

Raiders repeat as district champs

Raiders repeat as district champs

Cody Thompson admits he didn’t have his best performance of the year Thursday afternoon at the District 2-2A weightlifting meet at Choctaw. But he still won a district title, one of five Navarre lifters to do so, and the Raiders left town with the trophy they came for, repeating as district champions and winning their […]

Raiders making strides as weightlifting season rolls on

Raiders making strides as weightlifting season rolls on

The Navarre Raiders rolled through another weightlifting meet last Wednesday afternoon. Navarre topped Choctaw 56-28 in a dual meet and remain unbeaten for the season. “I’m really happy with the dedication of the kids. They are doing everything we ask of them,” said Garrett Bagley, who coaches the team with Jay Walls and is a […]

Raiders win own invitational

Raiders win own invitational

Five lifters won their respective weight classes at the Navarre weightlifting invitational last Wednesday. The Raiders also won the team title, easily out-distancing runner-up Niceville. “We’ve had a good season so far,” Navarre head coach Jay Walls said. “Our kids have been working really hard.” The meet could be a sign of things to come. […]

Raiders have strong showing in opener

Raiders have strong showing in opener

Navarre’s boys weightlifting team opened its season Monday at home against Fort Walton Beach, winning six weight divisions en route to a 50-31 victory over the Vikings. Nathan Crews won the crown at 119 pounds while Daniel Bost finished first at 183 pounds. Bo Herring took first at 219 pounds and Omari Green claimed first […]

Raider lifters cap impressive year at state meet

Raider lifters cap impressive year at state meet

The curtain lowered Saturday on Navarre’s impressive boys weightlifting season. The Raiders sent a record eight lifters to the 2A state meet at the Kissimmee Civic Center and three placed in the top six, the exclamation point in a year where Navarre won district and regional championships for the first time in program history. “It […]

Raiders raise bar in boys weightlifting with district title

Raiders raise bar in boys weightlifting with district title

As soon as Choctaw and Fort Walton Beach were announced as the second and third-place teams, respectively in the District 2-2A boys weightlifting meet Friday afternoon, the Navarre Raiders knew what was coming next. The excitement in the eyes of the Raider lifters was evident as they awaited the official announcement that they were going […]