Devin Bean dreamed of being great at something. Today, he’s a State Champion.
The Luther High School Senior earned first in his weight class at the OFBCA Powerlifting State Tournament Saturday in El Reno. He took first among a field of 25 of the best qualifying powerlifters in the state in the 168-pound class.
According to the 2018 OFBCA STATE MEET Small School stats, Bean earned 1215 points to win with a squat at 480 pounds, bench at 255 pounds and dead weight at 480 pounds.
He’s been focused on this goal and overcame significant challenges. “My dad died when I was 5 and my mom left me when I was young but I’ve been blessed to have my grandma, Patricia Givens. It’s been hard growing up without a mom and dad but I’ve chosen to take those negatives and make them positive,” he said.
Bean plans to lift at the next level following graduation. He already has the work ethic to chase the next goal. ” I’ve dedicated hours, days, months, and years on years to win a state championship. It wouldn’t be possible without my grandma, my coach Jake Hicks, the Luther football coaches, friends and family,” he said.
Congratulations to the other state Powerlifting Qualifiers – Prentice Driskel, Gus Sumner and Kacen Ayer who all accomplished personal records at the state tournament. It’s a great day to be a Lion.