BHS linemen rose to the challenge at Sage Park. From left: Dominic Lattarulo, Brad Bednarczyk, Michael Paszczuk, Mark DaMore, Jack Hamel, Nicholas Lojko, Malachi Burby, Nick Paszczuk and Zac Hrubiec.
August 1, 2016 05:07PM
The Berlin High School football team hosted its annual Lineman Challenge Saturday, July 23 at Sage Park. Offensive linemen representing more than two dozen schools participated in various events throughout the day, earning points along the way.
Darien placed first overall, followed by Southington and Berlin.
“I’m very proud of our team and how they competed,” BHS coach Joe Aresimowicz said. “For a smaller school like Berlin to take third place out of 33 teams is incredible. It was a great day of competition that wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of Coach Demko and our other assistant coaches.”
The challenge was comprised of nine events, including a truck push, tire flip relay and bench press competition. Berlin placed first in both the agility team event and the crab sled relay.
This year’s Lineman Challenge featured the First Annual Nick Zuk Memorial Top Lineman Competition, where participants were able to compete on an individual level. Nate Miller (Fairfield Prep) took home the first place overall trophy. Malachi Burby (Berlin) won the individual agility course and Justin Plank (Darien) won the bench press competition.