Barber wins powerlifting competition

Barber wins powerlifting competiton

Junior Laurel Barber out-lifted the state powerlifting competition.

This was Barber’s third year competing at 1A state powerlifting where she competed in bench, clean and squat. Barber placed 1st in clean and bench, 2nd in squat, and 1st overall. Due to the meet being a new powerlifting competition, Barber holds the record for clean and bench in 1A state along with the overall weight record of 515 pounds.

“I think I started the day off strong, then throughout the day I started to lose energy, but I’m still proud of my overall performance,” Barber said.

Barber created a personal goal this year to finish each lift five pounds from her max lift.

“Although I was a little farther away from my personal goal I was still proud of how my performance was and how I ended this season,

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