OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – The Crossfit Rugrat lifters celebrated four national champions and two runners ups on Saturday.
The team earned these honors competing in the USA weightlifting national youth championships in Anaheim, California over the weekend.
The event featured Olympic-style weightlifting. The entire group is proud to be some of the best in their respective divisions and represent their community.
“For us to bring home four national champions, it’s awesome. And saying that we have this girl and she is stronger than any of the girls in the United States is just yay you know. I’m just super stoked for all of them. Just seeing them wear their medals, they have been wearing them all week. Isaiah slept in his. I’m just so proud and it made me even more proud”
“Just to be able to see all these hours that I have spent in the gym pay off and have this really successful meet. I spend the majority of my free time here, so to have my family and friends to share this experience with me, it feels great.”
First place winners in their respective divisions were Timothy Davis. He is a two-time champion. Others included Macy Foreman, Addison Bell and Kylie Strehl. Second place finishers were Sam Burden and Isaias Morrison in each of their divisions.
(This story was originally published on July 6, 2019)