Jimenez three-peats as State KEMFA champion

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Recent Central of Burden High School graduate Challen Jimenez stands atop the medal stand after winning the 123-pound overall championship May 4 at the Kansas Eight-Man Football Association State Powerlifting Championships in Claflin.

CLAFLIN — The Central of Burden High School powerlifting team brought home several medals and a plaque May 4 at the state Kansas Eight-Man Football Association State Powerlifting Championships.

The boys team placed fourth overall, while the Lady Raiders finished 11th.

Challen Jimenez captured the championship in the 123-pound weight class, his third consecutive State title.

Jimenez swept the categories, winning in bench by lifting 215 pounds, clean at 175, squat at 235 and total weight of 625. Jimenez set a state record in the bench, and he still owns the state record in the 114-pound weight class.

Competing at 220, Clayton Cook won with a 300-pound clean and a 415-pound squat, and placed fifth with a 260-pound bench to finish as the runner-up with 975 total pounds.

Heavyweight Payton Edwards won with a 310-pound clean while placing fourth with a 265-pound bench. His 330-pound squat gave him 905 total pounds.

Zarek Wilson placed fifth with a 295-pound squat to go with a 175 bench and a 185 clean for 655 total pounds in the 156-pound class.

In the 148-pound division, Tony Brogan benched 165 to go with a 185 clean and 220 squat for 570 total pounds.

Logan Braun benched 185 and cleaned 205 in the 173-pound division. Hunter Rierson had a 135-pound bench and 190-pound clean in the 181-pound division, and heavyweight Justin Lambert cleaned 175 to go with a 250-pound squat.

In the girls division, Cerena Cady was runner-up in the 123-pound division with 455 total pounds. Cady won with a 220-pound squat, and placed fifth with a 100-pound bench and 120-pound clean.

Morgan Cook placed second with a 125-pound bench and fifth with a 120-pound clean in the 165-pound division.

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