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Annual Charger Football Liftathon

The Lift-a-Thon began as a Charger Football Tradition in 1980. The following season in 1981, 84 members of the team lifted weights and raised $10,020 for the football program. That year Pat Gregory bench pressed 425 lbs - claiming the title of "Strongest Charger" for the second straight year.
(1981 Hillsdale College Winona Yearbook)

2018 Liftathon Video Link 

 71 Athletes Participated  
 26 of the 71 Chargers cleaned between 270-295 lbs.
 20 of the 71 Chargers cleaned 300 lbs. or more
 62 of the 71 (87%) set or matched a personal record
 Best Overall Lift (Hang Clean): Drew Callahan - 360 lbs.
Total Amount Raised: $32,965

 

Winners: 

Weight Class Name Year Position Lift
 185 lbs & Below  Michael Valdez  FR  DB   285 lbs
 186-200 lbs  Alex Zimmerman  JR  WR   330 lbs
 201-225 lbs  Wain Clarke  SO  LB   340lbs
 226-250 lbs   Jay Rose  SR  LB  320 lbs
 251-275 lbs  Zach VanValkenburg  RS-FR  DL  340 lbs
 276 lbs & Up   Drew Callahan  JR  OL   360 lbs

 http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2018/03/football-nears-liftathon-goal/ 

ALL TIME LIFT-A-THON POWER CLEAN RECORDS
175 & Below Lou Cangelosi - WR 2012 300 Pounds
176-200 Bennet Lewis - RB
Austin Koneval - DB
2015
2015
320 Pounds
201-225 Tim Moinet - DB 2014 350 Pounds
226-250 Cam White - HB 2012 380 Pounds
251-275 David Galginaitis - DL 2014 345 Pounds
276 & Up Roger Stewart - DL
Danny Drummond - OL
2015
2015
365 Pounds

 

ALL TIME LIFT-A-THON HANG CLEAN RECORDS
174 & Below Will Danko - DB 2010 310 Pounds
175-199 Alex Zimmerman - WR 2017 350 Pounds
200-224 Ridge Riebold - LB 2009 380 Pounds
225-249 Cam White - HB
Ridge Riebold - DE
2010
2010
365 Pounds
250-274 Phil Doerfler - OL 2010 390 Pounds
275 & Up Jared Veldheer - OL 2009 425 Pounds
  *Mark Yassay - DL 2009 420 Pounds

 

ALL TIME LIFT-A-THON BENCH PRESS RECORDS
181 & Below Matt Chiodo
Tim Lafferty
1985
1989
360 Pounds
182-198 Stan Cook
Dennis Burger
1983
1987
405 Pounds
199-214 Brian Buckley 1985 420 Pounds
215-231 Tony Scott 1997 455 Pounds
232-245 Darrell DeWitt
Tony Scott 
1994
1998
475 Pounds
246 & Up Bryan Bodell 1996 500 Pounds