HARTVILLE  Lake Center Christian junior Dennis Galbreath placed third in his class at the youth Olympic weightlifting event at the Arnold Sports Festival USA, held earlier this month at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The event took place March 2-5 and welcomed in thousands of competitors and spectators. Galbreath competed against a national field and, in the snatch portion of the event, lifted a weight of 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds) while posting a lift of 99 kilograms (218.3 pounds) in the clean and jerk portion for a total of 170 kilograms, which allowed him to place third.

According to Galbreath’s father, Adam Galbreath, his son’s goal entering the event was to place in the top five.