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Leighton Vander Esch wanted to do something for Salmon River High School. He also knew he was going to need a place to workout while back in Riggins for the offseason.

He found the perfect solution: a new weight room.

Weight room 1

A new weight room at Salmon River High School in Riggins opened two weeks ago. Leighton Vander Esch purchased the weight room for more than $45,000. 

Weight room 2

Members of the Salmon River High School football team use a new weight room purchased by Dallas Cowboys linebacker and Salmon River graduate Leighton Vander Esch on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. 

B.J. Rains has covered Boise State athletics for the Idaho Press since 2013 and is a three-time winner of the NSMA Idaho Sportswriter of the Year Award. He appears on KTIK 93.1 FM The Ticket every Friday at 4 p.m. for the Blue Turf Sports report.

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