Getting strong in Sisters

 

Last updated 5/9/2023 at 11:25am

Photo by Cenobia Gonzalez

Antonio Guzman and Tony Gonzalez IV are among the Sisters youth raising funds to prepare for powerlifting competition in the summer.

Sisters youth are preparing for a strength competition in Bend on July 29.

A lifting team is forming through Level 5 Barbell Club and raising funds so that all those interested in competing may do so. According to Ryan Hudson of Level 5, the club grew out of some of the most motivated youths in the strength conditioning program for Outlaws football, for which he is the coach.

Funds raised will go toward assisting young athletes with lifting singlets, training, and USPA memberships

Powerlifting is a powerful tool for young athletes' growth.

Antonio Guzman said, "Powerlifting has helped me a lot (from) becoming more confident and bringing me joy, to helping me deal with the loss of my mother. It's been a very hard time for me and powerlifting has gave me the strength to keep moving forward and to keep on living my life one lift at a time."

Tony Gonzalez IV said, "Powerlifting has given me an opportunity at becoming the best me, and the strongest physically and mentally. It's given me a community, support, and friendships. It has helped me when I was in my lowest times. With my parents separating and my grandfather passing, it helped me find a way and it brought me a road to success. It's helped make me who I am today!"


Those interested in donating may stop by Level 5 Crossfit at 625 N. Arrowleaf Trail or call Ryan Hudson at 541-699-7800 or Cenobia Gonzalez at 541-588-0779.

 

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