145 lifters from 15 different schools competed at the Blaze Open at Burnsville High School on Saturday, February 7. Burnsville took first place in the varsity division team competition and Little Falls took second place. Burnsville also placed 1st in the junior varsity division and Lakeville South finished second.
Alayna Theissen from Lake Crystal set three state records in the 75+K varsity girls division. She lifted 72K in the snatch, 93K in the clean and jerk and a total of 165K. Michaela McIntosh from Robbinsdale Armstrong set a new record in the 53K varsity girls division by lifting 67K in the clean and jerk.
Alayna Theissen from Lake Crystal was named the outstanding female lifter of the meet and Jonas Hagen from Robbinsdale Armstrong was named the outstanding male lifter in the meet.