After finishing runner-up to Louisville Trinity each of the past four years, Trigg County pulled off the upset and beat the Shamrocks (on St. Patrick's Day of all days) to claim the state powerlifting title Saturday at Central Hardin High School.
Trigg County won the overall title with 112 points, which was 13 more than Trinity's total of 99 points. The overall state title was Trigg's eighth overall and snapped Trinity's five-year streak of state titles.
The Wildcats had five state champions, marking the 24th straight year Trigg has produced at least one state champion. Since 1984, Trigg County has had 62 individual state champions.
The state champions were Robert Sholar in the 145-pound class; Scotty Mayes repeated in the 155-pound class; Brandon Bridges in the 165-pound class; Antonio Grubbs in the 185-pound class; and Devin Herndon in the 205-pound class. Herndon also won the top lifter at the meet.
Other lifters that placed for the Wildcats were --
125 Weight Class:
Kody Blick – 4th
Eric Keeler – 6th
145 Weight Class:
A.J. Oliver – 4th Place
155 Weight Class:
Barron Adams - 2nd Place
165 Weight Class:
Dhayna Cavanaugh – 2nd Place
195 Weight Class:
Akeem Johnson – 4th Place. Akeem is an 8th grader.
250 Weight Class:
Timmy McGee – 2nd Place
Montrel Humphries – 2nd Place
"For 2A Trigg County to beat 4A Louisville Trinity was a huge accomplishment. This win is without a doubt the largest upset in Trigg County Powerlifting history. Also, a very special thanks go out to all the parents who have allowed and supported their children on this year's team," said Wildcat head coach Erin Eagleson.
The win was also Trigg's sixth straight 2A state title.