The Commerce Tigers' JR HIGH POWERLIFTING team started the season off with a bang yesterday with 10 athletes placing in the TOP 3 at the WYANDOTTE JR. HIGH meet. The TIGERS headed back to Commerce with a total of four 3rd PLACE finishes, two 2nd PLACE finishes and four FIRST PLACE finishes.
Many of the TIGERS have crossed over from the 2018 football season, and use powerlifting as a catalyst to improve strength & conditioning. Deadlifting, one of the favorites of the team, puts the body in a football position when the back is straight, and the head is up getting the body ready to explode through the legs and hips. It boosts strength through the entire body and also increases explosiveness off the ball. This may be one of the reasons why the COMMERCE TIGERS continually make it to playoffs each season. What exactly is your secret, Coach Moss?
The COMMERCE TIGERS have hometown legends, like the late & great Doug Furnas, to to model after. Furnas, who grew-up on a 200+ acre farm, became the first man in history to total 2400 pounds twice. 986 was his best squat, 600 was his best bench press in gear, and he amassed 826 on his deadlift. Following his powerlifting career, Furnas became a pro wrestler.
The Tigers compete again on Feb 21st at Afton High School, and will cap the season off in El Reno, on March 7th, for the Junior High State Meet. The Tigers are hopeful about bringing back several state titles, like in years past, and are excited to represent Commerce not only on the platform but also on the podium.
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