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Kevin Bryan: Palm Beach boys' Weightlifter of the Year

KEVIN BRYAN WEIGHTLIFTER OF THE YEAR

Kevin Bryan

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Jupiter, senior

Bench/clean and jerk total:

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660 pounds

OF NOTE:

Bryan lifted a personal best 285 pounds on his final attempt in the clean and jerk to wind up third overall with a 660-pound total in the 199-pound division of the Class 2A state tournament. He moved up a weight class from 183 pounds last year. Bryan won the Section 8 title and advanced to state for the first time in his three years of competitive weightlifting. He had the highest finish of any

weightlifter at the state competition.

ATHLETE'S COMMENTS:

"I just worked out hard and it paid off. I didn't do any other sports this year. In the past, I had wrestled and it was hard to make any gains. I wanted the state title, but when I saw what I was up against, I thought I was outclassed and just concentrated on getting second or third. It was big that I had my family, coach and friends up there. Every time I went to lift, I had a little cheering section."

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