Day 1 (Friday) – USAPL High School Nationals

Junior Varsity Divisions


We are well underway here at the Killeen Convention Center.

Day 1: Junior Varsity Division.


Taylor LaChapelle (97lb Class) lifted in the junior varsity division.  As a freshman, she joined her other teammates (Adams-Frienship) for a chance to win the JV team competition.


Taylor LaChapelle

Taylor LaChapelle – Adams-Friendship High School


Taylor made three strong squats finishing with 132.5kg/292lbs. She was disappointed in her deadlift, but she put up a huge total of 330kg/727lbs. That total should win the varsity division. Did I mention she is only a freshman?

Taylor won the outstanding lifter award for the junior varsity division.

Winning the boys outstanding lifter award was Teddy Gildersleeve (Osceola). Teddy totaled 572.5kg/1,262lbs at a body weight of 67.5kg/148.7lbs.

The boys junior varsity team title went to Woodward Academy.  Link to their media page.


Woodward Academy - 9 straight JV National Titles!

Woodward Academy – 9 straight JV National Titles!


With 4 first places, Adams-Friendship won the girls junior varsity team title.  Here are the results


Guthrey Fritz

Coach Guthrey Fritz – Woodward Academy