KISSIMMEE — After struggling with nerves in his first state championship appearance last year, Billy Pesti wasn’t fazed by the large crowd and bright lights this time.
The Charlotte High school senior broke his own school record with a 705-pound total lift, earning him second place in the 238-pound weight class at the Class 2A state finals Saturday. He was especially excited to have completed all of his clean and jerk lifts, pulling 310 pounds on the last one, after failing on all three attempts last year.
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