Bluejays power their way to State Powerlift Meet

The Guthrie High School powerlift team qualified four Bluejays for this week’s State powerlift meet over the weekend at Clinton High School.

Guthrie competed in the 5A NW Region with seven qualifiers. In the team competition, Guthrie finished runner-up to Guymon.

Brant Machtolff, Cade Guggisburg, Caleb Sanders, Seth Dean, Christian Blassingame, Dalton Freshour and Justin Dutton qualified individually for state and will pull, push and squat in the large class (3A-6A).

Oklahoma high school powerlifting is overlooked by the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association.

“Overall, the team performed well,” head coach Kelly Beeby said.

Machtolff finished 22nd in the 123 weight class, Guggisburg finished 21st in 132 pound division, Sanders 30th in 168, Dean 13th in 220, Blassingame finished 25th in 275, Dutton 8th and Freshour 15th in the heavyweight division.

30 athletes will compete in each weight class state-wide at Prague High School.


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