UPDATE: Argus Courier July 17, 2014: Lifting Up A National Title
Petaluman William Prokop, a Grant Elementary School student, is the 2014 USA Weightlifting boys U11 National Champion. William competed along with over 500 athletes and 302 coaches from across the United States in the national olympic weightlifting championships in Daytona Beach Florida. An annual event, the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships and Youth Olympic Games Trials featured fierce competition among the elite of American youth weightlifting athletes, all of whom are age 17 or younger.
William trains with coach Freddie Myles from Myles Ahead Weightlifting in Petaluma. The Myles Ahead Youth team also won their second consecutive under 13yrs team championship as well as individual championships from Chloe Tacata u15 and Athena Schrijver u13.
William also competes for Sonoma County Alliance Soccer u13 boys team and was selected as a NorCal Premier Soccer PDP select soccer player this last season.
Positively Petaluma would like to thank Jude Prokop for providing the photos and the report above.
Click here to see some recent photos of their team in the Press Democrat.