Show of strength: Elk Mound and Colfax powerlifters sending multiple athletes to state

By Cara L. Dempski

If you want to understand the achievements of powerlifters, all you need to do is show up at a meet and watch the young athletes.

See – and hear – the crowd cheering the teenage lifters on, spurring them to pick up, push up, or stand up against heavy weights. Watch the lifters’ eyes and faces light up in grins after completing a clean lift.

And witness your hometown kids use nothing but their own muscles and determination to compete.

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