Joshua Booker, Jared Griffith and Devin Leacock are Lifter of the Year finalists

BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING

COACH OF THE YEAR

JARRET DEBUS

Port Charlotte High

• The Pirates finished tied for third in the state in Class 2A and had two state place finishers: two-time state champion Devin Leacock and runner-up Luidson Jeanty.

 

LIFTER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

JOSHUA BOOKER

Manatee High, senior

• Finished tied for first but placed second on body weight with a 370-290-660-pound total at the Class 2A state meet in the 219-pound weight class.

JARED GRIFFITH

Riverview High, senior

• Finished second with a 445-340-785-pound total at the Class 2A heavyweight division.

DEVIN LEACOCK

Port Charlotte High, senior

• Finished first with a 470-410-880-pound total at the Class 2A state meet in the heavyweight division. The 410-pound clean-and-jerk and 880 total are state records. It was Leacock’s second straight state title. He is headed to the University of South Florida to play football.

 

FIRST TEAM

THOMAS CHANEY

Lemon Bay High, senior

• Finished fourth with a 315-275-590-pound total at the Class 1A state meet in the 219-pound weight class.

RON FERIL

Lemon Bay High, senior

• Finished sixth with a 305-260-565-pound total at the Class 1A state meet in the 183-pound weight class.

LUIDSON JEANTY

Port Charlotte, senior

• Finished second with a 370-300-670-pound total at the Class 2A state meet in the 238-pound weight class.

BRETT GERBER

Manatee High, senior

• Finished fourth with a 335-305-640-pound total at the Class 2A state meet in the 238-pound weight class.

JAYDEN GRANT

Charlotte High, junior

• Finished fourth with a 310-300-610-pound total at the Class 2A state meet in the 199-pound weight class.

NAHUM GUERRERO

Palmetto High, senior

• Finished fifth with a 260-315-575-pound total at the Class 2A state meet in the 169-pound weight class.

LOGAN LYDIC

Lemon Bay High, senior

• Finished fourth with a 245-225-470-pound total at the Class 1A state meet in the 139-pound weight class.

MITCH NGUYEN

Sarasota High, senior

• Finished fifth with a 290-310-600-pound total at the Class 2A state meet in the 199-pound weight class.

PETER POLLACH

North Port High, junior

• Finished third with a 245-245-490 Class 2A 139-pound weight class.

HONORABLE MENTION

Noah Ben Ghuzzi, Lakewood Ranch

Sebastian Gutierrez, Sarasota

Joshua Ingram, Bradenton Christian

Alonso Houston, Palmetto

Kaden Howell, Charlotte

Patrick Joseph, Charlotte

Thomas Joyce, Port Charlotte

Marlem Louis, Venice

Keegan Marinola, Lemon Bay

Eishinner Sanon, Bayshore

Cody Sarver, Lemon Bay

Scott Schenke, Venice

Gage Strelue, Charlotte

Emery Swartz, North Port

Jason Thornton, Bayshore

Chauncey Wilson, Manatee

Jackson Windham, Manatee