Lexington brothers prepare for national weightlifting competition.


LEXINGTON, KY (WTVQ)- Last year, Westley Benson was preparing for his first youth nationals weightlifting meet. Now, he’s preparing for his second with a new lifting partner, his younger brother.

Both are coached by the watchful eye of their dad, Jim Benson, who was a lifter himself. Benson said his sons grew up watching him compete so it’s only natural they want to do it now.
Fortunately, he has an assistant coach to help with john carter, Westley.

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Last year westley got 5th place overall and bronze in the snatch. With experience under his belt, he’s got big aspirations for this year.