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Farmington football: Husnik wins Ironman

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Michael Husnik’s big day in the weight room earned him top honors at the annual Ironman Competition on the first day of football practice Monday at Farmington High School.

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The senior bested the field of 85 Tiger football players in three of the competition’s seven events — the bench press (315 pounds), the back squad (469 pounds) and the clean (287 pounds). He added a vertical jump of 27 inches, an agility run time of 4.76 seconds, a 5.06 clocking in the 40-yard dash and 31 tire flips in one minute for a total of 4,827 points.

Runner-up Max Aldana came in second overall with 4,773 points. He bench pressed 291 pounds, squatted 406 and tied Husnik for first in the clean with a lift of 287 pounds. Aldana also finished among the leaders with a vertical jump of 28 inches and a 40 time of 4.9 seconds.

Third-place finisher Gavin Bassett turned in the best vertical jump with a leap of 34 inches and had the best agility run time at 4.34 seconds.

Tanner Thode placed fourth overall while winning the tire flip with 34. Hunter Siegler rounded out the top five and 40-yard dash winner Christian Groves (4.67 seconds) came in sixth.

Nick Buhta placed seventh and was joined in the top 10 by Bryan Aguilar, Zach Seufer and Kevin Robertson.

As a team, the Tigers improved their averages from a season ago in the clean (176-166), back squad (245-233) and bench press (190-178). Scores in the vertical jump, agility drill and 40-yard dash were down slightly and the average number of tire flips remained at 25.

The Tigers have another week of practice ahead before hosting a scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 23. The regular season begins Aug. 28 at home against Wayzata.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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