Blackfly Barbell Club lifters medal in Illinois

From left, coach Justin Ellman brought three members of Marquette’s Blackfly Barbell Club, Gabby Swajanen, Taylor Ehnis and May Waters, to the Mid-America Weightlifting Championships on Oct. 22 in Schaumberg, Illinois. Swajanen won gold in the 53-kilogram youth class, while Waters was also golden in the 58kg youth category. Ehnis won silver in the 75-over kg youth division while going 6 for 6 in her lifts during her first competition. (Submitted photo)