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Weightlifters go back-to-back at State

posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:39 AM by Andrew Tichy
By: Francisco Martinez

As difficult or as weird as it might seem, often times it’s necessary to flashback

to your previous pieces of work. A couple of months ago, I was fortunate enough to meet with Moorhead High School Weightlifting Coach, Cory Herrmann, who gave his take on the team, and expected the team to qualify and be one of the teams to beat for the State Tournament. This was after having winning the title the previous year, so I questioned him if there was any sort of fatigue or not enough interest to do well, since the team already won. Not only was I completely incorrect, but team member Terruth Massy took some of her time to answer some of my questions.

Terruth Massy is a Senior in Moorhead, who just completed yet another

Weightlifting Season, and was one of the few to qualify for the State Tournament. A big question was how would the team motivate themselves, which was associated with their competition. “I feel great, glad that we won, especially since Fargo tried to prevent us from qualifying”, stated Massy. The mindset and feeling of someone trying to interfere on your way to success seems like a good source for motivation, but the year still had its difficulties. “The hardest part was being in the same exact weight for your weight class”, explained Massy. “And I injured my knee and had to figure out a way to somehow clean and jerk without hurting my knee even more”. Winning despite the obstacles and injuries sure must have felt rewarding, but now it’s time for the “new generation”. “My favorite part of weightlifting is bonding with the team and the coach”. Massy is one of numerous Seniors who have left their mark and importance of the team, so it’s time to pass the baton to the new the new leaders of the team. When asked about any sort of recommendations she has for people thinking about getting into Weightlifting, she said “Just stick to it, don’t worry about what your friends say”. That seems like some pretty helpful and significant advice from a veteran, who described the Weight Room as her “Second Home”.