Power Lifting Champion

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      On March 10, 2019, Marlena Garmon won the power lifting state championship.

         Garmon, a sopmore, only began her training two weeks prior to the event.

“I decided to go to the competition literally three weeks before it. I thought it would be a fun thing to do, so I just went for it” remarks Garmon.

       Garmon also participants on the Madison County High school’s volleyball team; she played in the back row. “Volleyball really helped me with the competition,” said Garmon. “For one, I was already lifting so I could get stronger in the off season, so I think it really helped my performance because I had been lifting for a while. Plus, I knew how to calm my nerves down before my lifts, so I had an edge over the competition.”

       During the power lifting championship tournament, Garmon performed 9 lifts. She successfully hit 8 of these lifts.

       The power lifting championship was the first time Garmon had competed in power lifting. “I was nervous because I had never done anything like this before. Honestly, I surprised myself by doing so well since I did 8 out of 9 lifts. My hard work and coaches really allowed me to be able to compete at this level, so I’m seriously thankful for them.”