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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)

Charger Football continues the tradition of the Liftathon every spring as a team unifying, fundraising effort. We invite you to participate in this effort today! 

Support the 2019 Charger Football Liftathon

2019 Liftathon Winners and Recap:
Weight Class Name Year Position Lift
 185 lbs & Below  Jason McDonough  JR  DB  300 lbs
 186-200 lbs  Alex Anshutz  SO   SLB  305 lbs
 201-225 lbs  Wain Clarke  JR   LB  345 lbs
 226-250 lbs  Kyle Kudla  FR  LB  345 lbs
 251-275 lbs  Nate Canterberry  JR  DL  325 lbs
 276 lbs & Up  Mark Konkle  JR  OL  315 lbs

 

 70 Athletes Participated
 20 of the 70 Chargers cleaned between 270-295 lbs
 21 of the 70 Chargers cleaned 300 lbs or more
 60 of the 70 (86%) set or matched a personal record
 Best Overall Lift (Hang Clean): Wain Clarke - 345 lbs 
 Total Amount Raised: $35,738
 
2018 Liftathon Winners and Recap:
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

 

 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

 http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2018/03/football-nears-liftathon-goal/ | 2018 Liftathon Video Link 

 

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