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Weightlifting: Top Liftathon fundraisers announced

Fundraising winners were announced.

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BRAINERD — One hundred forty Brainerd students in grades 9-12 raised over $13,000 in the 32nd annual Sertoma Sunrise Warrior Liftathon in March at the Brainerd High School weight room.

Funds were raised for charitable organizations and those in need in the Brainerd area. Participants were divided into nine fundraising teams with 14-17 lifters per team.

The Sertoma Club recognizes the top two fundraising teams and the top male and female Liftathon Most Pounds Per Ounce winners.

Senior Jacob Holm was the boys' MPPO winner and junior Brenna Deason was the girls' MPPO winner.

Seniors Ara Anderson, Jonas Ewald, Noah Rushmeyer, Jack Schafer. Emma Tautges and Jacob Holm were also recognized for participating in the Liftathon in each of the five years that they were eligible for the competition.

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The top two fundraising teams and their Sertoma captains:

First-place team: Anika Aho, Brenna Deason, Grant Gardiepy, Gabe Jukish, Avery LeMieur, Peyton LeMieur, Trayton Lofstrom, Ava Loney, Grace Loney, Annie Pierce, Autumn Schiller, Malina Schiller, Lexi Strus and Mitchell Wind. Captained by Scott Parsons.

Second-place team: Aden Extrand, Dylan Gross, John Hagen, Savannah Johnson, Caleb Lange, Nolan Langerman, Camden Langerman, Keaton Lingenfelter, Ty Nelson, Dawson Piepho and Eli Tautges. Captained by Jim Haakonson.

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