March 18, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University football team completed its winter workouts last month and boasted 30 student-athletes who earned one of four weightlifting honors during their winter training period.
Senior running back Tim Edmond (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned the team's highest strength and conditioning honor as he received the Iron Bobcat award. Edmond received the award after he bench pressed 381 pounds, squatted 528 pounds and power cleared 296 pounds.
The rest of the awards included five Bobcat Award winners, 15 Green Award winners and nine White Award winners.
In addition to the honors, two positional records fell this past winter. Redshirt junior Ian Wells (Dayton, Ohio) set the defensive back record for back squad at 528 pounds. Redshirt sophomore Kurt Laseak (Mentor, Ohio) posted the defensive end mark for the 225 bench press as he finished with 27 reps.
Other outstanding performances noted by Coach Sano:
OL Lucas Powell - Power Clean 316, Bench Press 419, Back Squat 518
RB Dorian Brown - Back Squat 501
K Matt Amicone - Bench Press 329
DL Cleon Alese - Bench Press - 408, Back Squat 501, Power Clean 301
DL Casey Sayles - Power Clean 308 , Bench Press 380
DL Tony Porter - Power Clean 301, Back Squat 501
DL Cameron McLeod - Power Clean 318, Bench Press 382
LB Blair Brown - Power Clean 335, Back Squat 504
LB Davon Donovan - Power Clean 328
LB Ben Russell - Bench Press 360, Power Clean 308, Front Squat 398
The Bobcats will participate in their fifth practice of the spring season on Wednesday at 7 a.m. in Walter Fieldhouse. The annual Green & White game will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m.