On Saturday, March 25th at White Knoll High School, Nathan Walker and Jovonne Ripley placed 2nd and 3rd in the South Carolina State weight lifting competition. Jovonne and Nathan had the highest Squat max in their respective weight classes of 190lb and 205lb. With each lifter having three opportunities to reach their highest weight, Jovonne finished with a 505lb lift on the squat. Nathan finished with a 500lb lift on the squat. Both lifters also competed in the bench press as well. Jovonne’s final bench press resulted in a 300lb lift. Nathan’s final bench press resulted in 265lb lift. With over 300 lifters competing throughout the State, these two Trojan athletes showed what hard work, commitment, and dedication can reward you with.