Evan Fukuhara put forth a performance that ranks amongst the best in the nation in collegiate weightlifting as part of the Iowa Championships. At the event, Fukuhara and two other Bulldogs claimed titles and five earned place finishes.
Seven Bulldogs opened the 2023-24 Concordia Weightlifting season at the Heartland Strength Omaha Classic and all seven qualified for the national championships. The event featured roughly 60 athletes on Sept. 16.
Concordia Powerlifting heads into year two as a program with a growing, more experienced roster. The group of returning national qualifiers includes Dax Davis, Kenzie Houser and Rylee Ladd. The season officially gets started in early October.
Year two of the Concordia Weightlifting program has arrived. Head Coach Freddie Myles' group returns national qualifiers Marry Berris and Evan Fukuhara while welcoming in four freshmen. The season gets going in mid-September.
Since the official announcement of the addition of Lifting Sports to Concordia's athletic offerings in November 2021, Head Coach Freddie Myles has begun to build up the program. The Bulldogs powered through their inaugural season in 2022-23.
A former Concordia student-athlete, Chevy Stout was promoted to a full-time role as Assistant Coach of the Concordia lifting sports and strength & conditioning programs. Stout began that role officially on April 17.
Four Bulldogs made their way to the national stage in Arlington, Texas, for the USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals. Concordia qualified Dax Davis, Kenzie Houser, Rylee Ladd and Emma Singer for nationals.
The inaugural season of competitive powerlifting at Concordia will wrap up this Thursday through Sunday (April 13-16) with the 2023 USA Powerlifting Collegiate National Championships. Four Bulldogs will compete on the national stage.
It was another first for Concordia Lifting Sports last week as four Bulldogs represented the weightlifting team at the 2023 National Championships. As a major highlight, Kayleigh Maloney won a first-place medal in snatch.
The 2023 National University Championships are up next for the Concordia Weightlifting team. Head Coach Freddie Myles will travel Mary Berris, Evan Fukuhara, Kayleigh Maloney and Rylee Kara to nationals in Columbus, Ohio.