Six qualify for state in Detroit Lakes’ first weightlifting meet of the season

Results from Detroit Lakes weightlifting in Little Falls.

Charlie Zok competes in the Little Falls weightlifting event on Dec. 11, 2021 in Little Falls. Zok qualified for state and nationals on Saturday. Submitted by Dylan Surface

The opening weightlifting meet of the season was overwhelmingly positive for Detroit Lakes and head coach Dylan Surface.

The Lakers had three athletes qualify for state automatically, with three more qualifying a top three minimums, meaning if the athlete is ranked top three in their weight class, they are strong enough to go to state. Of the six Lakers who qualified for state, two punched tickets to the youth nationals event.

Last Saturday in Little Falls, Avery Klabunde and Charlie Zok qualified for state and nationals. Klabunde lifted a total of 64 kilograms while Zok put up 185. Athletes are separated by weight and perform clean and jerk and snatch routines.

Falon Lowell put up 97-kilograms, while Elle Hultin lifted 91. Shawn Carey had a total of 138, while Waylon Lekatz hit 187.

“It was an awesome meet,” Surface said. “DL put on an impressive showing against Moorhead, Crosby and Little Falls. All of our lifters showed great fight and determination in hitting big lifts. Pretty happy to have six qualified for state after the first meet.”


OTHER DETROIT LAKES WEIGHTLIFTING RESULTS- Aveia Schoenberger 70, Molly Allen-DeRemer 58,Savannah Burrow 84, Riley Gooselaw 119, Austin Schons 175, Lawson Greene 136, Ross Hansen 126, Jerry Rudolph 128, Brayden Sjoblom 167, Marv Mai 145, Will Martin 163, Jashawn Jones 70

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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