Hard work pays off for Eckert, places third at national weightlifting competition

Staff Writer

Over a year ago, Brianna Eckert began weightlifting at Physical Industry Training (PIT) in St. Marys because she wanted to play football for Kane Area High school.
Instead, the 16-year-old from Kane wound up with a new goal of qualifying for the Olympics.
After 16 months of training at PIT, Eckert's hard work paid off as she recently placed third overall at the 2019 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships in Anaheim, California.