Evart holds unique conditioning session

Evart’s Danny Witbeck focus on his footwork.

EVART – Evart and other football teams have their first days of practice this week but ended it in unique ways.

The summer season was slated to end on Tuesday with a weightlifting session.

“It’s our end of spring and summer testing combine,” Evart coach Pat Craven said. “It’s kind of a neat little thing. The kids go through a bunch of different workout tests. We’ve kept record for a number of years. We record their scores and different weight classes and different areas like bench press, 40-yard dash and those type of things.”

Senior two-way lineman Dominic Malicki-Lancaster was among the lifters.

“I did not achieve my goals,” he said. “I wanted to break the bench record and try to break the power-point record. I only got one out of two, which was the bench record.”

He had 37 reps to break the old reps mark of 33.

Being involved in weight-lifting “helps me to overpower my opponent,” Malicki-Lancaster said. “Whatever power we have, we have to use to the most to our advantage.”

Junior quarterback Danny Witbeck had a strong performance with his jump on the floor dots.

“You see how fast you can get through all of them, there’s five,’ he said. “I got 43 routines.”

The exercise, Witbeck agreed, helped him with his footwork.

He said he’s been through “bits and pieces” of football work during the summer.

“It’s been really helpful,” Witbeck said

 

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John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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