In the latter, Mahailya Reeves closed her unparalleled Sunshine State high school career by lifting an aggregate of 570 pounds, including a 380-pound bench press that surpassed her own Florida record, for her fourth consecutive state championship. A memorial service will be held Saturday for William Bradford, a longtime DeLand High boys weightlifting coach who led the Bulldogs to multiple state titles. STARKE, Fla. One Bradford County high schooler is making a name for herself and other young girls who want to weightlift. First Coast Varsity Weekly:Girls wrestling set for first-ever FHSAA playoff run, Girls hoops roundup:Providence, BK, Nease win. * St. Johns Country Day's Addison Frisbee lifted 115 pounds to win the Class 1A snatch for the 129-pound class. The Lady Roaders edged Piketon by 150lbs to take a state title. Maihalya Reeves is a four-time state weightlifting champion and she has no plan to stop anytime soon. All rights reserved. Milton placed third with 12. She broke her first record at 15, bench-pressing 365 pounds, and she continues to break her own record every year. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved. He was 82. bradford * St. Augustine's Olivia Warrington completed an aggregate lift of 375 pounds to win the 2A 169-pound class. In the traditional standings, Bradford scored 38 points to 22 for Suwannee and 14 for Altha. Suwannee earned 32 points in winning the 1A snatch. Reeves and the rest of the Bradford County girls weightlifting team have brought recognition to the county and the sport. Learning from, Bradford powerlifting showed up with something to prove on Saturday, bringing home six individual State Champions, and a Girls Team Championship. Bradford had individual champions in the 154-pound (Brianna Jordan, 400-pound aggregate lift), 169-pound (Courtney Comer, 450-pound aggregate lift, also a record) and unlimited classes. Tyra Kalandyk won the snatch title for the Bulldogs at 154 pounds and Kaly Cuffy won at 199. Clay also won the recently-introduced snatch competition with 34 points. Clay brought home its first-ever championship in the Class 2A traditional girls weightlifting tournament, which ended Friday. The trophies are coming back to the First Coast. He was a United States veteran and was employed for five years at the Florida Military School before arriving at DeLand High in 1962. He retired in June 1992, Ryder said. Im trying to be the strongest woman in the world, Reeves said. She broke the state record in the clean-and-jerk for the 129-pound class with a lift of 210 pounds, part of her aggregate lift of 370 pounds. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. The traditional competition consists of the bench press and the clean-and-jerk. To Green Cove Springs. Online condolences can be made at Follow him on Twitter at @CFreemanJAX. They are breaking records every year.. Bradford High School is excited to announce the induction of Jeff Barbee and Cindy Hale into the Bradford Athletic Hall of Fame. And there's no question these teams will be able to carry the load. Junior High Powerlifting, Varsity Powerlifting, Bradford Announces Hall of Fame Inductees, LADY RAILROADERS POWERLIFTING: STATE CHAMPIONS, Girls Lifters Place 1st, Boys 6th at Kenton Regional Meet, Bradford Powerlifting Shines at Kenton Ridge, Girls Powerlifting finishes 1st place at Northeastern Tri Meet. A viewing will be held at Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home in DeLand from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. He let me know what Im doing wrong and what I need to do better.. They will be inducted on Friday, January 14th at the boys varsity game versus Mississinawa Valley. To Starke. Copyright 2022 is managed by Graham Digital and published by Graham Media Group, a division of Graham Holdings. He won a fifth FHSAA state title in 1991. She broke her first record at 15, and she continues to break her own record every year. If yall want to get out of your shell, feel better about yourself, do it because it would be the best thing ever, Reeves said. The service is set for 11 a.m. at Lifepoint Community Church in DeLand.

Clay, Bradford and Suwannee captured team championships and multiple other area athletes won individual titles at the Florida High School Athletic Association girls weightlifting championship, which concluded late Saturday in Port St. Joe. The cost for the camp is $40 and includes the following: Camp T-shirt Picnic Lunch and surprise on day 2 (must pack lunch day 1) Group time with EVERY Varsity coach! * In the 183-pound class, Ridgeview's Ava Haber won the snatch in an all-around excellent meet for Clay County. Griffis considers their relationship as a father-daughter relationship since it began in the fifth grade. Bradford was born April 21, 1932, in Ashland, Kentucky. * Oakleaf's Tamira Briley made history Thursday in the Class 3A meet. Suwannee's Matti Marsee, a three-time champion, also won the traditional 119-pound class with a 295-pound aggregate weight. Jeff Barbee, a member of the class of 2004, was a four year participant in football, powerlifting, Bradford Athletic Department will be hosting a sports camp for those in grades 3-6 (next school year) on June 15th and 16th. Ron McLaughlin, a former DeLand football coach and athletic director at Deltona High, said Bradford was a pioneer in high school weightlifting. The Blue Devils finished with 26 points, edging out Land O'Lakes Sunlake with 24. Bradford who spent three decades at the school as a teacher and coach died Saturday, March 14. He is survived by his wife, Anneliese, children William Jr., Debby and Vicky Bradford-Chatham, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Sign up to receive text and email alerts from your favorite teams. 2022 She set the state bench press record in the 119-pound classification at 195 pounds, finishing with an aggregate lift of 370 pounds. Heck also topped the snatch competition with a 160-pound lift. The number is growing up as far as girls getting stronger. Leading the Blue Devils' charge was Emma Heck, who became a record-breaker on Friday. * Katie Griffith of Fort White won the 101-pound class in Class 1A, lifting a total of 280 pounds and recording a 145-pound bench press. When Im having a bad day in the gym, he let me know it is like a dad should, Reeves said. She holds several records on the state and national levels. Bradford was inducted into DeLands Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. If you need help with WJXTs or WCWJ's FCC public inspection file, call (904) 393-9801. DeLand athletic director Paul Ryder said Bradford also won state titles in 73 and 74. 2022 In 1992, Bradford was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, executive director Shelton Crews said. Reeves will compete at nationals in June and she hopes to be the first female ever to bench 405 pounds or something close to it. Clayton Freeman covers high school sports and more for the Florida Times-Union.

Bradford County senior and weightlifter Mahailya Reeves holds several records on the state and national level. We have got so much more participation, Griffis said. In Class 1A, Bradford captured the traditional-style weightlifting championship for the Tornadoes' first-ever title, while 2021 champion Suwannee took top honors in the snatch. Bradford Girls: 5,260 total lbs. To Live Oak. Clay teammate Janiyah Stevens won the 154-pound traditional lift, Gianna Torres won the 169-pound snatch and Kyleigh LaFary took home the unlimited class championship. Reeves encourages girls to consider weightlifting. Reeves started weightlifting at the age of 10 thanks to her older sisters and coach Bryan Griffis. Working out every day, sometimes twice a day, Reeves wants the record to be as high as it can be so girls in high school can have the challenge to have something to beat. The boys team also brought home some hardware, placing 7th out of 22 teams. Girls wrestling set for first-ever FHSAA playoff run, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Bradford Boys: 7,860. Bradford built the Bulldogs program into a state power, winning the first four Class 4A titles in Florida High School Athletic Association history from 1975-78, according to the FHSAA record books. In addition to weightlifting, Bradford coached football and track and field, Ryder said.