February 14, 2020

Pressing On: La Crosse powerlifter survives freak accident thanks to local doctors

By Karl Oestreich

WKBT La Crosse
by Jordan Fremstad

One La Crosse man was staring death in the face after a freak weight lifting accident. Whether he lived or died depended on a group of local doctors who rarely see this kind of injury….“I had all of the spotters in place,” Stinson said. “I came down to find and I exploded up about three-quarters of the way. Then my shoulder collapsed.” His spotters were powerless to stop it. “The fact that it didn’t come straight down and exploded off of me out, they couldn’t reach it time to catch it,” Stinson said. “The bar landed on my lower chest.” The long time Mayo Clinic Health System Employee became a patient.

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Reach: WKBT is a CBS affiliate serving the La Crosse, Wis. area. WKBT-TV is owned by Morgan Murphy Broadcasting Group.

Context: Mark Sawyer, M.D. is a surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, Wisconsin and is home to many nationally recognized programs and centers of excellence, including:

Contact: Rick Thiesse

Tags: Dr. Mark Sawyer, emergency medicine, La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Health System – Chippewa Valley in Bloomer, Noah Stinson, powerlifting, trauma care, Uncategorized, weight lifting

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