Manes wins national lifting championship

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Nevada High School junior Taylor Manes and Nevada Tigers head football coach Erik Yoakam pose with Manes' medals from the 2014 High School Nationals Powerlifting Meet.

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.

Nevada's Taylor Manes competes in the squat, at the 2014 High School Nationals Powerlifting Meet.

Manes also finished second in the Power Press 181 Division, which combined bench press and power clean.

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