Canadore’s Strength and Sport Conditioning Host to Scholastic Weightlifting Challenge
Apr 11, 2019 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Last week, 17 schools were represented at the Ontario Weightlifting Association’s 12th Annual Scholastic Challenge hosted at Canadore College.
The contest, organized by Canadore’s Strength and
The first session of lifting was for females in the divisions from 55 up to and including 64 kilos. The gold medal winners in each of the categories were Whisper Gillespie of Canadore College at 55 kilos, Burgandy Thiessen of Laurentian University at 59, and Naomie
Males in the weight categories from 55 kilos up to and including 89 kilos, took part in the second session. The various winners were Griffin Lamarche from Chippewa Secondary School in the 55
The biggest division of the day was the female
Emily Chute of Fanshawe College was the gold medalist. Chute made best lifts of 68 kilos in the snatch and 85 kilos in the clean and jerk for a total of 153 kilos. At the end of the contest Chute was awarded the best female lifter trophy according to the Sinclair (kilos bodyweight- to kilos lifted) formula. The silver at 71 kilos went to Chloe Robarge of Jean Lajoie Secondaire, while the bronze was awarded to Brooke Allerston of Nipissing University.
Males in the 96 to +109 categories took to the platform in the fourth session. Rodrigo Tupinamba of Canadore College took the
The last session featured females in the, 76 and
The top novice female was
The 2019 College/University team pennant, based on the points of the top three scoring males and females on each squad, was presented to the host, Canadore Panthers. The Nipissing University Lakers were second. The top high school team was Chippewa Secondary School.
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