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By Alex Kuhn
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Local powerlifter perseveres to win national contest


August 11, 2018


Alejandra Rice hold up all the medals she's won powerlifting over the past two years.

WORLAND - Of the many great things about athletics is the confrontation with failure. Every athlete, from the amateur to the pro ranks, has dealt with failure and it's how each athlete deals with failure that will determine their future success.

Worland powerlifter Alejandra Rice ran into failure while competing at the USPA National Powerlifting Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 13. The Worland High School junior failed her second squat attempt, a first for her, and later on, failed her second and third deadlift attempts.

"That was rough but I still made it. It was really depr...

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