By Connor Sannito–Sturgeon Bay High School Correspondent
The Sturgeon Bay High School weight room will be open from seven to nine in the morning, Monday through Friday, for Sturgeon Bay students all summer long.
John Vercauteren, the volunteer in charge of the Sturgeon Bay weightroom, looks to generally improve Sturgeon Bay athletics with this opportunity. Weightlifting will strengthen the students not only on a physical level, but also in a subliminal beneficiary way.
The two hour workouts usually consist of a designed plan by Vercauteren drawn up on a board: a combination of power lifting, Olympic lifting, accessory work, and bodybuilding plans.
The reasoning that students of all athletic background, or none at all, can have somewhere to workout during the summer with professional assistance.
Vercauteren placed in the top three at Powerlifting Nationals. In addition, he studied strength and conditioning at Lakeland college, where played football and threw shot put. Vercauteren also coaches Sturgeon Bay High School football, track, and powerlifting.