A State Championship Ring Ceremony for the 2016 Weightlifting Team was held Monday afternoon at Vernon High School.
Two individual champions were recognized: Christian Alderman in the 129 class, and Ryan Malloy in the 139 class.
Other members of the winning team included: Dameion Stephens, Johnshae Works, Isaiah Cooke, Jordan Jackson, and Dycarius Davis.
Rings were also presented retroactively to previous VHS individual state title winners: Josh Presnell (1999), Jalyn Everitt (2001), Lee Richards (2003), Rolando Brown (2007), and Jay Padgett (2014).
Athletic director Willie Spears presented Coach Lee Richards with a plaque for being the weightlifting coach of the year.
VHS now has seven individual state champions, 19 medalists and a team state title in Boy’s Weightlifting.