Manes wins national lifting championship
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Adding to an ever-growing list of athletic accomplishments, Nevada High School junior Taylor Manes has a new title to add to his athletics resume -- National Champion. At this weekend's National High School Powerlifting Meet, Manes won the 181-pound division.
"Taylor did a great job and it is not too often that you can say you are a High School National Champion," Nevada Tigers head football coach Erik Yoakam said.
Manes is a star athlete on both the Nevada High School football and baseball teams, and has made a habit of blasting through the opposition in powerlifting events. This weekend's meet -- which consisted of athletes from more than 40 states -- was no exception, as he won the 181-pound Unequipped Powerlifting Division, which was a combination of power clean, squat bench press and deadlift.
Manes also finished second in the Power Press 181 Division, which combined bench press and power clean.