On February 17, 2018 Brewster alumni, Christian Tsakanikas, competed in USA Weightlifting’s Junior Nationals held in Spokane Washington. He lifted against the best junior lifters in the country and finished in 11th place out of 42. That qualified making him the 11th best 77 kilo junior lifter in the country! He finished his day four for six with a 110 kilo (242 lb.) snatch and a 125 kilo (275 lb.) clean and jerk. He hit a 131 kilo (288 lb.) clean and jerk, but the the jury overturned the judges good lift decision. Christian will continue training for the American Open series held this summer.