St Thomas Aquinas High School is celebrating Grade 12 student Elliott Hayton. He won bronze at the Canadian Powerlifting Union Nationals.
During the event each athlete must complete a deadlift, squat and bench press. They have three tries at each to lift their maximum weight. Once the three tries are complete their best weight is added together to come up with a total weight and whoever has the most wins.
Hayton squatted 385 lbs, benched 205 lbs, and deadlifted 430 lbs for a total of 1,020 lbs earning him the bronze medal.