KHHS qualifies all of its lifters for Region 2-1A finals

Jayden Goodman will compete at the Region 2-1A finals after earning Olympic and traditional at-large berths in the 219 class. He was one of 10 Keystone lifters to earn at-large bids in each competition. Photo by Cliff Smelley.


Telegraph Staff Writer

Every Keystone Heights High School boys weightlifter who didn’t win his weight class at the March 29 District 7-1A meet earned an at-large bid to compete at the Region 2 finals, which will be held Friday, April 7, at 10 a.m. at Suwannee High School.

In total, the Indians will have 19 in the Olympic competition and 19 in the traditional competition.

Receiving at-large berths in the Olympic competition, with their placement at the district meet in parentheses, were Colton Hollingsworth (second) in the 119 class, Declan Shine (fourth) and Brayden McCall (sixth) in the 129 class, Reid Begue (second) in the 139 class, Davin Adams (third) in the 154 class, Talan Messina (second) in the 169 class, Bryar Schenck (second) in the 183 class, Dakota Roper (third) in the 199 class, Jayden Goodman (third) in the 219 class and Jackson Herman (second) in the 238 class.

They’ll join district champions Jed Tisdale (119 class), Wyatt Van Zant (139), Sam Ulsch (154), Bo Overton (169), Landon Hovsepian (183), Bryson Wester (199), Trey Jeffries (219), Tyler Anthony-Rozier (238) and Tyler Duncan (unlimited).

Receiving traditional at-large bids, with their district placement in parentheses, were Tisdale (second), Shine (third), McCall (sixth), Van Zant (second), Damien Dunalp (fourth) in the 154 class, Vernell Jackson (third) in the 169 class, Schenck (second), Wester (second), Goodman (third) and Brayden Wester (third) in the 238 class.

They’ll join district champions Hollingsworth, Begue, Ulsch, Overton, Hovsepian, Roper, Jeffries, Anthony-Rozier and Duncan.