On March 7, Cheshire High School football placed runner-up (12,255 pounds) to Southington (12,660) in the Seventh Nutmeg State Games Weight Lifting Competition at New Britain. For CHS at 161-180 pounds, sophomore Christian Russo won crowns for overall weight (1,035) and squat (470). He also secured second in bench press (300) and power clean (265).
In the 201-220 group, junior Chisom Okoro earned first place for total weight (1,100) and squat (545). He took second in power clean (275).
Freshman Connor Atwater earned second in 160-and-under squat (385). Sophomore Kevin D’Errico posted third in 181-200 squat (415).