Whaley#039;s state championship leads Ironton weightlifters

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 20, 2003

Tyler Whaley went to the state meet and made a quite a statement.

Whaley, a senior at Ironton High School, racked up two state meet records as he won the 250-pound division.

Whaley had a record 1,465 total pounds that included a state record 390-pound bench press. He also had a 550 squat and 525 deadlift.

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"My goal was to win a state championship. I knew the competition would be tough, but I was determined that second place wasn't an option," Whaley said.

Senior Bryan Hopper finished fourth in the 145-pound division with a 945-pound total. He threw up a bench press of 255, a 315 squat and 375 deadlift.

Placing sixth was junior Jeremy Akers in the unlimited weight class. Akers had a 315 bench, 500 squat and 485 deadlift for a 1,300 total.

Finishing 15th in the 225 division was junior Robin Fout with 1,075 pounds. He had a 255 bench press, 400 squat and 420 deadlift.

Sophomore Greg Igo was 22nd in the unlimited class with 955 pounds. He posted numbers that included a 275 bench, 330 squat and 350 deadlift.

Freshman Cole Friend was 21st in the 250-pound class. He had a 235 bench, 280 squat and 350 deadlift for an 865 total.

Ironton High School Weightlifters

State Meet Results


Tyler Whaley2503905505251,4651st

Bryan Hopper1452553153759454th

Jeremy AkersUnl3155004851,3006th

Robin Fout2252554004201,07515th

Greg IgoUnl27533035095522nd

Cole Friend25023528035086521st