Are you a guy or a girl who enjoys working out?  Have the slightest interest in competitive powerlifting this winter sports season?  Now is the time to start thinking about how you will prepare for your championship finish and become stronger than you thought possible.

    As per MHSPLA regulations, all lifters must compete for the school in which they are enrolled. The regional qualifying competition is held at Edwardsburg High School in February, with the state finals held in March. The sooner an athlete begins their specifically tailored training, the better their performance by competition time.

    Any questions about powerlifting at our school?  Just ask Mr. Lawrence. "Google" MHSPLA for the Michigan High School Power Lifting Association's website for an overview of the sport, rules, and competition dates.


    MHSPLA 2011  


    For all seven years the program has been active, at least one lifter has qualified for or placed at the state finals each year:
    2011: Dustin Wiard (placed in top 10 in weight class), senior
    2012: Kris Wiard (placed in top 10 in weight class), senior
    2013: Sydney Herman, Taylor Beachy
    2014: Sydney Herman (7th place), senior, Gabe Schrock, Zach Bauman (did not compete)
    2015: Sydney Herman (3rd place), senior
    2016: Anthony Ruth (7th place), junior
    2017: Stephen Lawrence (3rd place JV), Kaleb Ballard (first 8th grader to qualify for JV state meet for Centreville)