Throwback Thursday: On This Date in 2013…
*Editor’s Note: People love the feeling of nostalgia. Keeping our history close at hand is part of what makes us who we are today and shapes many of our decisions. But as the old saying goes, those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. It’s why we’re joining in the “Throwback Thursday” trend: each week we’ll randomly chose a top story from that date in a previous year. It could be a story which is relevant to current events, or it might be something completely random, but in any case it will help put local news into a greater context. We find this week’s Throwback Thursday story about a local girl who set a world record in the world of weight lifting. A brief look back at what happened on July 17, 2013-
Photo: Kali Schierl (right) with her father, Tim. (Contributed photo)
By Robert Whitmire
The world is hers. Well, the 14 year- old world of the bench press, anyway.
Stevens Point resident Kali Schierl recently rolled into the Marriott West Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a Pointer entourage of 20 or so fans and well-wishers to compete in the World Association Bench Press and Dead-lift Championships.
The event was held July 20, 2013.
Competing in just her third bench-press competition and her first sanctioned competition Kali posted a lift of 150.9 pounds beating the previous record of 149.8 put up by Eda Hnatel, a 14-year old from Texas.
Schierl now holds a new world record in her fourth attempt at breaking the Hnatel’s record with a lift of 156.4 pounds.
Kali had unofficially broken the world record during practices at the UWSP Strength and Fitness center where she trains with her dad, Tim Schierl, but she took the official record during the Midwest Regional World Association Bench Press and Dead-lift Championships.