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Lakewood Ranch’s Gabe Overmyer outlifts the competition

Gabe Overmyer, all-area lifter of the year, boys weightlifting, 2016
Gabe Overmyer, all-area lifter of the year, boys weightlifting, 2016 gjefferies@bradenton.com

Gabe Overmyer

Senior, Lakewood Ranch

 

To his credit: He captured a Manatee County title in the heavyweight division before turning his sights on the state meet in Kissimmee. Overmyer proceeded to perform the best among the county’s state qualifiers. He benched 405 pounds and clean-and-jerked 310 pounds en route to a sixth place showing in the Class 2A meet. He was the lone county lifter to snag a medal for landing in the top six.

Fast fact: His favorite moment this past season was eating a one-pound burger with his coaches in Kissimmee after states as a new tradition.

Up next: Overmyer is heading to Stetson as a preferred walk-on for the football team, and he plans on participating in ROTC. He wants to spend at least 20 years in the United States Army.

Honorable Mention

Braden River: Anzzoni Hause-Reyes, senior.

Manatee: Stanley Albritton, senior; Nick Marquette, senior; Jernard Porter, junior; Jack Walter, senior; Seth Walter, junior.

Jason Dill

Sports reporter

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