Nine students in the Baldwinsville Central School District are the newest members of the district's 1,000 Pounds Club, a milestone for students who are weight training.
Sean Hawks, Jake Margrey, Steve Mitchell, Matthew Moreland, Scott Orr, Ben Paprocki, Nick Robinson, Nate Stoughtenger and Carter Twombly recently achieved this milestone. To qualify for the club, each student lifted 1,000 pounds, the combined total of the weight from three separate lifts - the bench press, squat lift and dead lift.
A large number of students work on their strength training after school, Monday through Friday, at Baker High School. Frank Bahamondi, the district's junior varsity football coach, runs the program, which attracts students who are committed to fitness and to increasing their athletic skills in order to improve their performance in the sports they play.
Students who recently became members of the 1,000 Pounds Club are (back row, from left) Sean Hawks, Matthew Moreland, Nick Robinson, Nate Stoughtenger, Scott Orr, (front row, from left) Steve Mitchell, Carter Twombly, Ben Paprocki and Jake Margrey.