Teton Athletic Club in Riverton raised money for veterans

by | Updated Nov 5, 2019 at 12:39PM

h/t Ashley Eckley

Teton Athletic Club in Riverton raised $2,174 at their ‘Mission 22 Powerlift Meet’ on November 2nd, 2019. Mission 22 is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing awareness and combating the rising numbers of veteran suicides; currently an average of 22 suicides per day.

The money raised will be sent to a smaller nonprofit organization, Pets for Vets, that rescues, trains, and pairs shelter dogs with veterans in need.

If you were not able to participate in the competition but would like to help deployed Wyoming Troops, Teton Athletic Club has a drop box at the gym for non-perishable items, snacks and Wyoming stuff to send to the troops.

Competition Results:

Val Leesburg is the Women’s overall winner;  Amber Hinkle came in 2nd; and Jessica Wooten came in 3rd.

Travis Koehn is the Men’s overall winner; Jesus Ramos came in 2nd; and Jarod Kobee came in 3rd.

Women’s Deadlift: 1st Rachael Meadow, 2nd Brittney Marisico, 3rd  Kayla Leicester

Men’s Deadlift: Rob Zemick

Women’s Bench: Courtney Martin

In addition to the meet, between October 12th and Nov 2nd (22 days) Teton Athletic Club donated $22 for every person that completed 22 pushups each day and recorded it/posted it.

The Riverton Police Department joined in on the pushup challenge as well.

h/t Teton Athletic Club for the above video of RPD partaking in the pushup challenge

A total of 484 pushups were completed during those 22 days and the final 22 were completed at Saturday’s event.

h/t Teton Athletic Club for the above video of the final 22 pushups at the Powerlift Meet.

Teton Athletic Club will also will be meeting on November 11th (Veteran’s Day) in front of the new veterans’ wall to do 22 pushups and everyone is invited.

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