Thomas sets record at Danville

| March 3, 2016
Seth Thomas

Seth Thomas

WARSAW – Seth Thomas competed in the power lifting competition at Danville High School in February and set a new mark in the 145 pound weight class by lifting a total of 965 pounds with 315 in the squat, 245 in the bench and 405 in the deadlift. He said of the 405 deadlift accomplishment, “It was unlike anything else. I got it on the second attempt.” The event is typically hosted by Danville football.

Thomas’ 405 pound deadlift weight tied the record at Danville in his weight class. Thomas started lifting in the seventh grade after his friends talked him into it. He said, “I realized that I really enjoyed lifting and now it’s my hobby.”

“There are a lot of benefits to lifting. It’s a good stress reliever, it gives you more confidence, you stay in shape and now it’s just a part of my day. I don’t feel right if I don’t go lift.”

Thomas lifts at Kids America and said his goal in the March state power lifting meet at Kenton is to lift a combined total of 1,000 pounds and “I’m looking to beat the bench record at state.”

Thomas, a senior at River View High School, is a post-secondary enrollment student and attends Zane State taking mechanical engineering classes. He is the son of Mark and Marci Thomas.

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