After long hiatus, Montesano High School powerlifting team qualifies 20 for state meet

After a three-year hiatus from competition, the Montesano High School powerlifting team qualified all 20 of its student-athletes at a Washington High School Powerlifting state-qualifying event on Saturday in Shelton.

Montesano’s boys team took second place with the Bulldogs girls placing fourth overall.

Three Monte lifters placed first in their respective weight classes.

Sean Ryker took first in the boys 123-pound weight class with a total squat, bench and dead lift total of 595 pounds.

Bode Poler won the boys 132-pound class with a total weight lifted of 490 pounds and Jaiden King took the top spot in the girls 148-pound class with a total of 520 pounds lifted.

All 20 Montesano competitors qualified for the state championship meet, which is scheduled for May 22 in Shelton.



123 pounds — Sean Ryker, 1st

132 — Bode Poler, 1st

148 — Reid Pace, 2nd; Cole Ekerson, 3rd; Peyton Damasiewicz, 4th

165 — Jared Whisenhunt, 2nd; Jack Holmstrom, 3rd; Spencer Coleman, 5th

198 — Alex Sweet, 3rd; Jayden McElravy, 6th; Camden Taylor, 7th; Gabe Bodwell, 8th

220 — Mateo Sanchez, 4th

Unlimited — Rylee Chapman, 8th


132 — Mikayla Stanfield, 2nd

148 — Jaiden King, 1st

165 — Jessica Stanfield, 3rd

220 — Dakota Bowman, 4th

Unlimited — Hannah Springs, 4th