Floyd earns powerlifting gold at Police Games

Burnet County Sheriff's Lt. Grayson Floyd, left, celebrates his accomplishments with his wife, Liv, after winning the gold in the powerlifting competitions of the 2018 Texas Police Games.

By Savanna Gregg

The Highlander

Last week, Lt. Grayson Floyd represented the Burnet County Sheriff's Office in the 2018 Police Games at the Fort Worth Training Academy. After lifting a combined total of 1,650 pounds in the powerlifting competition, Lt. Floyd brought home the gold, taking Burnet County to the top a second year in a row, after Jeremy Stewart won first place last year.

Floyd competed in a flight of about 20 people and came out in the Top 10 out of all categories with a 575-pound squat, 525-pound bench press, and a 550-pound deadlift.

It felt pretty good,” Floyd said with a smile. “Besides getting married and getting my promotion, this was one of my biggest accomplishments ever.”

Floyd spent the past year preparing for the event, but he had experience from his high school days, before he graduated from Burnet High School in 2011.

It's always been something I do,” Floyd said.

Lt. Floyd has worked for the Burnet County Jail since 2012, and takes his job seriously as someone who works to protect his community, and wants people to know that he and his fellow law enforcement personnel are humans, just like everyone else.

Even though I work in law enforcement, at the end of the day I am just a normal person who does normal things,” Floyd said. “We've got a job to do, but us people in law enforcement are just people. Living in a small community like Burnet, they really back law enforcement and that support is amazing.”'

Lt. Floyd is not done competing. He is already preparing for next year's competition as well as smaller meets in cities like Austin and San Antonio. Floyd has also expressed interest in strongman competitions and has hopes of participating in the World Police Games in the coming years.

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