Rogers shines for CHS weightlifting team

Jordan Rogers

Jordan Rogers powers the barbell over his head in the clean and jerk's final move.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 05:54 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Standing 5-foot-4 or 5-foot-5 and weighing just less than 130 pounds, Crestview High School’s Jordan Rogers doesn’t fit the mold that most people might have for a weight lifter.

But the senior, who competed in the Bulldogs' 129-pound weight class, is a force to be reckoned with. He was undefeated during the regular season, winning his weight class by close to 40 pounds each meet.

Rogerscapped his senior season earning a 10th place finish during the April 25 state weightlifting championships in Kissimmee.

Going to state

“This was my first chance to go to state and it was an awesome experience,” he said. “I got to stay in a real nice hotel, but the whole weightlifting experience was fun.

“I still think about it today and how I wish I had done better. But the experience was well worth it.”

Bulldog weightlifting Coach Thomas Grant wasn’t surprised by Rogers’ success.

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