On Friday, May 7th, after rushing back from Baton Rouge where Tyrin competed in another state championship in which he placed 4th in 200m dash and 7th in 100m dash, Ringgold High School’s powerlifting coach Shon Trent presented Tyrin with his official championship ring.
Tyrin Cunningham is Ringgold High School’s first state power lifting champion in the 181 lb. division. Tyrin , a junior at Ringgold High School, outlifted nine other lifters at the state powerlifting meet which was held March 18th at Fant-Ewing Arena on the campus of the University of Louisiana Monroe. Tyrin wowed the crowd with his first lift squatting an impressive 430 lbs. He followed that up by benching 245 lbs. which separated himself from the pack. Lastly, he left no doubt with a powerful deadlift of 460 lbs.
At the state competition, Cunningham was being courted by several colleges wanting his services for powerlifting throughout the meet. Tyrin was told several times by the LHSAA judges about his impressive lifting skills which only motivated him more to push forward. Through it all Tyrin stayed humble and appreciative of being the trailblazer for Ringgold High School.