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Weightlifters bring home gold, silver, bronze

By Staff | Jul 22, 2008

Adam Mustard, Connie Alveraz II and Lance Zimmerman all came home with medals following weightlifting competition at the Iowa Games this weekend. Photo submitted

AMES – Three Estherville weightlifters came away with several top finishes at the Iowa Games this past weekend.

In the open 198-pound bench press and the 198-pound submaster category, Connie Alvarez II took first place. In three lifts, he benched 1,150 pounds with his final lift at 395 pounds to win over his competitor by 5 pounds.

In the Teen 2, 275-pound division, Adam Mustard placed third with a lift of 340 pounds-which set a new Iowa Games record.

Mustard also placed third in the open 275-pound bracket.

Lance Zimmerman of Estherville placed second in the open 198-pound category with a lift of 320 pounds.