Area teens win in powerlifting competition.

A couple of St. James teens won their respective divisions in the Show-Me State Games' powerlifting competition recently in Columbia.

Courtney Bliss competed in the girls' teen 114-pound division and had a total (combined bench press and deadlift) of 245 pounds. Austin Lenox competed in the boys' teen heavyweight division and finished with a total of 970 pounds.

Both train at Vessell's Fitness Complex in Rolla.