• Iron Man competition in first year
By Jim Wallace

The Thomson Bulldogs finished their Iron Man contest and a senior defensive end was named the overall winner.
The event, in its first year, tests three areas: strength, speed and quickness and endurance.
Rob Ridings, THS head coach, said bench, squat and clean are tested for the strength part. The 10-yard and 40-yard run are clocked for speed. L drill, 4 corner and pro agility are measured for quickness and endurance.
“We had seven players scored above 200 points, and three above 216 points,” said Ridings. “Going into the last day of competition seven players were within seven points of each other and all seven had a chance to win the competition. For our first year, we had great competition with our players and the test rewards the effort our kids gave during our summer workouts.”
Jake Brooks was proud of his winning the competition.
“I had the best overall squat lift of 500 pounds and missed winning the power clean lift by five pounds, with a lift of 295,” said Brooks.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, August 7, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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