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The Spencer County High School Weight Team recorded its highest finish to date with a 3rd place finish at the Fern Creek High School “Rumble in the Jungle”. Fern Creek’s weight meet had a total of 14 teams competing in the bench press, power clean, and squat. Spencer County was in position to win the weight meet outright, but some late scratches on the squat cost them some valuable team points and individual finishes.
“We are very pleased with how our student-athletes performed today. Obviously we are excited about the team finishing in third place, but we are even more excited about these young men increasing their strength and recording personal best” said Coach Wes Napper. “We are positioning ourselves well for the state meet. We missed a state championship by one point last year. Our men are working hard to make sure that that doesn’t happen again.”
Some of Spencer County’s young men did exceptionally well at the Rumble in the Jungle. Nick Risen set two meet records for the 155 lbs weight class with a best bench press of 285 lbs and a best power clean of 225 lbs. Nick also picked up the Heaviest Bench Press award for the lighter six classes.
Erico Smith set one meet record for the 175 lbs weight class with a best power clean of 245 pounds. Erico also picked up the Heaviest Power Clean award for the lighter six classes.
The weight team now has a two week layoff prior to the March 14th State Power Lifting Championship at Central Hardin High School.
Fern Creek “Rumble in the Jungle” Individual Results
125 lb class: Spencer Moran 3rd
145 lb class: Cameron Smith 3rd
155 lb class: Nick Risen 2nd
165 lb class: Shane Sheets 1st
175 lb class: Erico Smith 1st
175 lb class: Kevin Hume 2nd
195 lb class: Korey Hartman 2nd
The following finished 6th and just out of placement, but had a very good meet.
135 lb class: Cody Jaggers
165 lb class: Mikey Wessels
Heavy Weight: Austin Cook
The all teams in order of finish: Louisville Trinity first(82 points),
Scott County second(77 points), Spencer County third(52 points), Fern
Creek forth(44 points), Meade County fifth(27 points), North Bullitt
sixth(20 points), Fort Knox seventh(18 points), Bullitt Central eighth(8
points)South Oldham & Green County ninth(6 points), Louisville Ballard
eleventh(5 points), Louisville Iroquois twelfth(3 points), Louisville
Manual thirteenth(2 points), and Bullitt East fourteenth(0 points).