Veldeer, Yassay, Stempien Lead the way at Lift-A-Thon

Hillsdale College offensive tackle Jared Veldheer, DT Mark Yassay, and LB Joe Stempien took the Charger Football lift-a-thon into uncharted territory earlier this Spring.

Veldheer’s hang clean of 405 pounds is the most ever lifted in the event, a 41 pound jump for the sophomore from his 364 pound winning lift a year ago. Mark Yassay was right on Veldheer’s heels as he cleaned 400 pounds, become the second athlete ever to eclipse the 400 pound mark.

Linebacker Joe Stempien set a new record in the 200-224 pound weight class with a clean of 370 pounds.

RB Brian Thompson won the 199 and below class with a 315 pound effort. LB Tom Korte’s 335 pound clean won the 225-249 class. DL Jordan Knudsen also lifted 335 pounds enroute to winning the 250-274 pound class.

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