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Overton senior wins state powerlifting championship

By Ryan Peterson - bio | email

OVERTON, TEXAS (KLTV) -  The strongest 97 pound girl in the state calls East Texas home. Overton senior Sydney Luman brought home the overall state powerlifting championship this past weekend in Corpus Christi. Luman won the 97 pound division with an overall weight of 530 pounds.

"It's still sinking in," said Luman. "I got my medal, I was going crazy. I called everybody, jumped up and down. I was just running around the convention place. I was screaming and smiling and hugging people, like 'I won, I won, I won.'"

Luman says when she first started lifting in 8th grade, she couldn't even lift the bar. Now she's a state champion.

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