The BHS weightlifting team competed in the State Championship Weight Meet in Alma. The weightlifting team consisted of 10 lifters taken from the BHS football strength/conditioning program. This team finished as the 6A/7A State Champions and Overall State Champions. This is two years in a row that Benton has won the 6A/7A State Championship. Team members are Eli Contorno, John Dirst, Monterio Mack, Jake Wright, Beau Wright, Braxton Slaughter, D'Anthony Harper, Tre Maxwell, Hayden Purdy, and Kris Wright. The team is coached by Jason Gentry and Brad Harris.
Congratulations to these two individual Weightlifting State Champions:
148 lb Class - Monterio Mack
165 lb Class - Jake Wright
Several Members of the Benton athletic program competed and placed in their divisions at the Annual Big Press Competition.
Pound per Pound Team Champions - Sean Thornton, Braxton Slaughter,
Gavin Wells, Monterio Mack
Individual Champion (weight class) - Monterio Mack