USF Winter Conditioning: Lifter of the Week 7

During winter condtioniong, the strength staff votes a lifter of the week for the player who had the best overall effort and up to three honorable mentions. Read on to see what players had the best week in the weight room for week 7. Only on

At the end of each week the staff votes a lifter of the week for the player, who had the best overall effort, and he gets 10 points, and up to three honorable mentions that will get 5 points each to go along with being recognized for their achievements.


Essentially how the athletes earn Lifter of the Week is based on the total amount of points they earn points for the week.  They earn points by having good workouts, doing extra lifts, and winning competitions.  When there are ties the staff votes on who they think deserves the honor the most.  They try to stay consistent in how they award the honor as to prevent bias. 

They are graded daily on lifting intensity, attitude, leadership, motivation, etc.  The athletes can earn a point or subtract a point based on performance within each of these parameters.  If an athlete misses a required session it is minus 10 points.  If an athlete is late for a required session it is minus 5 points.  Some subjectivity is taken into account if someone that does not usually exemplify positive qualities has a great week.  Despite total points, they might be considered for a runner up position.

The players who had the best overall effort for weeks 1-5 are the following:

(Note: All weights are based on last year. New weights will be listed at the conclusion of winter conditioning)

Week 7

Lifter of the Week

Cameron Perkins (+10) Points – (5'10-180) - A Fifth year senior who earned a spot as a walk-on in 2007. Last summer he ran a sub 4.5-40, and had a 3.2% body. That has carried over this year as he continues to display a great work ethic and effort in the weight room. He's becoming Ole faithful after getting honorable mention last week and has earned the top spot of all lifters for week 7.


Honorable Mention

Mike Lanaris (+5) Points – (6'1-228), the redshirt freshman LB came in last summer and started tearing it up in the weight room, and impressed the coaches by setting an example of great work ethic, and is one of the Bulls younger role models in the weight room. He continues to show his dedication through hard work, earning LOW in week 7, and is pushing hard for one of the starting roster spots.


Honorable Mention

Jeremiah Warren (+5) Points (6'5-325) – The sophomore OG continues to improve through hard work off the field. He comes in for extra work-outs, and is one of the strongest linemen. Last year he lost 14 pounds of fat, increased his vertical by 1 ½ inches, his broad jump by 2 ¾ inches, and his bench by 20 pounds. He has built off that this winter, and this is the second time that he's made the list after earning Honorable mention in week 4, and is pushing for a starting OL spot.

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