GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Head coach Logan Fallo overseas a competitive and highly spirited training sessions. While it's up to an individual to pull his own weight, the entire team is pushing each individual to succeed.
Coach Fallo said, "People believe powerlifting is just heavyweight stiff. That's not what we're looking for here at Gulfport High School. We want to make sure they've very flexible, agile and stronger."
Coming off a region title, the Admirals hope to expand their success and bring the Class 6A State Powerlifting title back to Gulfport.
You can witness the inspiration delivered by the Admirals as they surround the lifter n practice and yell, helping provide motivation for the lifter to push it to their limit and beyond.
Orlando Brown said, "We just have a bunch of guys who have heart and don't give up easily."
6-2, 290 pound senior Nick Dunomes takes it one lift at a time, one practice session at a time...and each time he's pushing himself both physically and mentally.
"It makes you appreciate the weight room more, "said Dunomes. "Like just constantly getting stronger and working hard."
Cain Sudduth competes in the lower weight division, but he and his teammates have set high standards, to repeat as State Champs.
Sudduth said, "That's a big goal of ours, but we've had to learn not to get complacent. Come in day-in and day-out and give the same effort to get to the same place."
No one is going to give this powerlifting team anything, they have earned everything they have achieved thus far.
The next step in Gulfport's quest to be the best continues March 18 at the Class 6A South State meet at D'Iberville High School.