Since the hiring of Bob Sphire as the head varsity football coach in the winter of 2021 one of his largest points of emphasis was for the players to gain weight in the form of muscle. This year the football team had a ‘Lift-A-Thon’ which maxes out days for each of their three main lifts, bench press, back squats, and power clean. Since the end of the 2021 football season, the varsity team has gained 596 pounds of mass. 27 varsity players lifted 4x their body weight and 15 total lifted over 800 pounds between the three lifts.