Elena Friedman Makes History, First Member of Girls Weightlifting Team to Qualify for FHSAA State Championship Meet

By MVA Sports

Montverde Academy girls’ weightlifting team member Elena Friedman has made history!

The sophomore team member did this by being the first team member in Montverde Academy girls’ weightlifting history to qualify for the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) state championship.

Friedman did this by having one of the top twenty scores in the traditional category amongst all girls’ weightlifters in her weight class in the entire state of Florida.

Competing in the 139 pound class, Friedman tied for the eighteenth highest score in all the regions combined to qualify. She finished tied for fourth in the Region 3 championship specifically with a score of 260 (125 bench, 135 clean & jerk).

The FHSAA state championship meet is Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 at the RP Funding Center in Winter Haven, Florida.

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