Competing in his final high school powerlifting meet, Wellston senior Brock Eggers gave it his all on Saturday, March, 20, at Kenton, Ohio.

Eggers returned home as the state champion after taking first in his weight class in the Division V, VI, and VII meet at Kenton High School.

Competing in the 195-pound weight class, Eggers impressively earned the gold medal.

He won his weight class in all three lifts, squatting 570 pounds, while he bench pressed 280 pounds, and deadlifted 460 pounds for a total lift of 1,310 pounds. He created distance between himself and runner-up Josh Camper of Madison-Plains High School, who finished with a total lift of 1,150 pounds.

“I think this is something I will remember forever. More importantly, it was a chance for me to represent my hometown,” Eggers said. “A lot of people reached out to me on Facebook (after he won), as well as in the community to show their support and congratulated me. I really appreciate that.”

Out of the 227 competitors in 12 weight divisions, only five other competitors had a higher total lift than Eggers.

Eggers began testing his strength in powerlifting during his freshman year under former head football coach Jason Lucas.

During his freshman campaign, Eggers was a member of the Golden Rockets’ squad, which won the 2018 Division IV, V, and VI state powerlifting championship.

He has been competing in powerlifting meets ever since.

“I have been competing in powerlifting meets since my freshman year, but last year, I didn’t get to compete because of COVID,” Eggers said.

Since Coach Lucas left to take the head football coaching job at his alma mater, Coal Grove High School, Eggers has shown dedication and commitment to the sport of powerlifting by training on his own.

A four-year letter-winner in football and a two-year letterman in baseball, he will have a chance to earn his third letter on the diamond as a third baseman and pitcher for the Golden Rockets, with the 2021 season set to begin today against Chesapeake at Veterans Field.

Currently a student in the College Credit Plus program at the University of Rio Grande, Eggers said he is undecided on what he intends to do after graduation.

“I plan on going back in the fall and finishing up at Rio Grande, and perhaps going into a trade,” he said. “Since I have been doing the CCP for as long as I have, I am going to complete my associate's degree.”

Although he has no plans currently of playing a sport in college, he said he has considered the possibility of continuing to compete in powerlifting competitions

Whether he ever plays a sport after he is finished with high school, he will forever hold the title “state champion”.