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Weightlifting: Sertoma Sunrise Warrior Liftathon raises $15,000

One-hundred-thirty Brainerd students in grades 8-12 raised $15,000 in the 27th annual Sertoma Sunrise Warrior Liftathon in March in the Brainerd High School weight room.

One-hundred-thirty Brainerd students in grades 8-12 raised $15,000 in the 27th annual Sertoma Sunrise Warrior Liftathon in March in the Brainerd High School weight room.

Funds were raised for charitable organizations and those in need in the Brainerd area. Participants were divided into 11 fundraising teams with 11-13 lifters per team.

The Sertoma Sunrise Club is sponsoring a recognition breakfast April 27 in the BHS cafeteria for the top three fundraising teams and the top male and female Liftathon Most Pounds Per Ounce winners.

Juniors Anthony Baylor and McCale Peterson tied as boys MPPO winners and junior Ellen Hickman was the girls MPPO winner for the second consecutive year.

Tanner Clink, Brandon Justin, Sam Nesheim, Julia Wallace and Kyle Hensel will also be recognized for participating in the Liftathon in each of the five years they were eligible for the competition.

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The top three fundraising teams and their Sertoma captains:

FIRST PLACE

Jewel Aho, Mark Boran, Patrick Gervenak, Jazmin Sunderland, Blake Seidl, Ryan Peterson, Anthony Baylor, Gracie Birks, Charlie Geraets, Cole Kubesh, Regan McElfresh, Ryan Miller, Evan Schreifels. Captained by Scott Parsons.

SECOND PLACE

Jason Jennette, Tate Magnan, David Olson, Ellen Hickman, Zach Hukriede, Lili Charlier, Nick Karsnia, Alyssa Loyd, McCale Peterson, Joe Stolski. Captained by Craig Miller.

THIRD PLACE

Tanner Clink, Max Darkow, Morgan Gibson, Maddie Holm, Brett Hague, Sam Nesheim, Tanner Stenglein, Julia Wallace, Sage Farrell, Bryce McConville, Brett Besenfelder, Max Zimmerman. Captained by Bruce Kennedy and Jeff Hilborn.

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