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.
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 www.jacksonville.com. 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 www.news-journalonline.com. 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.