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Lift-A-Thon Held at Hundred High School

By Staff | May 25, 2016

Photo Provided The Hornets’ Andrew Zedell prepares to lift on the new Hornets weight machine, with Hundred resident Buck Howell left, Head Coach Greg Hostuttler and HHS Assistant Coach Shane Minor spotting.

With a big helping hand by the Wetzel County Board Of Education, the Hundred High School football team held a lift-a-thon to help with Hornet athletics.

The county purchased a big part of the new weight room equipment to help the Hornets with their weight training. HHS Head Coach Greg Hostuttler, with help from Buck Howell, Shane Minor, Rex Rush and some others, directed the lift-a-thon.

The lift-a-thon was a project to help the kids raise money for the football program that will start back to a full varsity schedule this coming football season. The Hornets did not field a team last fall.

There were 37 kids that lifted in three categories, bench, dead-lift and squat. Richard Yocum was the overall-winner with a total of 945 pounds, while Justin Pletcher finished second with 935 pounds and Andy Howell with 930 pounds.

Pletcher was the overall leader in the bench press at 225 pounds. Yocum was the top lifter in the squat at 405 pounds, and Tyler Norris in the dead-lift with 425 pounds.

The 37 lifters were split into three teams, red, white and blue. Each lifter went out to get sponsors for how much weight they could lift. If anyone would like to donate financially, contact the high school at 304-775-5221.