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Weightlifting Team: Kelly Hoyt and Joelle Gatenby
Photo by Kelk Photography


Miss K Hoyt & Miss J Gatenby —

Weightlifting at Columba is a new sport that is growing quickly, with two students representing the school at Nationals this year and competing in various competitions.

In September of 2018, Joelle Gatenby and Kelly Hoyt competed at the Secondary School Nationals Competition gaining a silver and bronze medal for their respective weight classes. This summer sport is a fun alternative to other sports and is good for recovery and injury prevention. A program was introduced late last year where students could learn the basics of weightlifting and the different disciplines involved. This year we have six people in this program and our goal is for more students to become interested in the discipline of weight lifting as a fantastic sport!

Kelly Hoyt and Joelle Gatenby

Weight-Lifting Captains