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2018 PEISAA Powerlifting Championships

April 8, 2018 by  
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Westisle captures both team titles at PEISAA powerlifting provincials

The Guardian, PublishedMar 23 at 3:46 p.m.

Members of Westisle Composite High School’s P.E.I. School Athletic Association provincial-champion senior boys’ powerlifting team pose for a team photo. Seated, from left: Jacob Gallant, Cameron Arsenault, Chandler Gard, Brendon Harper, Dawson Richard, Nigel Perry and Marcus Ferguson. Coach George Kinch is standing. Missing from photo is Chandler Wood.
Members of Westisle Composite High School’s P.E.I. School Athletic Association provincial-champion senior boys’ powerlifting team pose for a team photo. Seated, from left: Jacob Gallant, Cameron Arsenault, Chandler Gard, Brendon Harper, Dawson Richard, Nigel Perry and Marcus Ferguson. Coach George Kinch is standing. Missing from photo is Chandler Wood. – Eric McCarthy

West Prince school didn’t compete last year

HAMPSHIRE – After taking a year off from competition, the Westisle Composite High School’s powerlifting teams have picked up from where they left off.

Westisle lifters captured the men’s and women’s team titles at the 2018 P.E.I. School Athletic Association’s provincial powerlifting championship at Bluefield High School earlier this week.
Of the 10 athletes on the Westisle senior girls’ team, the school had three first-place finishes, two second places and one third-place showing while Joselyn Jelley finished second overall in Wilks points – 308.7585.
Kenzie Arsenault from Three Oaks was the top women’s lifter, earning 317.0161 points. Caitlin McKenna form Montague was third with 286.1959 points.

The Westisle senior girls’ powerlifting team won the P.E.I. School Athletic Association provincial powerlifting team title by a 422-point margin. Team members are, from left: George Kinch (coach), Gracyn Handrahan, Eryn Hustler, Mary Frances Williams, Gemma Shea, Joselyn Jelley, Sherrise Gaudet, Karlyn Shea, Emma Lee Lyon, Alicia Gallant and Claudia MacLean.

Senior boys
In the senior boys’ competition, seven of Westisle’s lifters earned medals – three firsts, two seconds and two thirds. Marcus Ferguson and Chandler Gard placed second and third overall in Wilks points (338.9276 to 337.4878 points).
Noah Manning from Souris was the top overall lifter, amassing 346.6742 points.
It was in the team competitions where Westisle showed its dominance, winning the men’s competition by 334.02 points, and the women’s competition by 422.65 points. The points from each team’s top five lifters were used in determining team standings.
The provincial meet attracted 70 lifters from eight schools.

Final Standings

PEISAA powerlifting team standings:
Senior Boys
Westisle 1501.742630
Colonel Gray 1167.729044
Three Oaks 1051.206094
Bluefield 1010.333502
Montague 908.825680
Souris 612.269353
École Sur Mer 426.191893
Charlottetown Rural 332.991541

Senior Girls
Westisle 1345.8739041
Montague 923.2225913
Ecole Sur Mer 865.2601616
Three Oaks 772.2088648
Bluefield 743.1213095
Colonel Gray 202.8506031

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