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24 Schools, 330 Lifters at SSHS Powerlifting Meet; Wildcats Finish Second

From all accounts, the Sulphur Springs Powerlifting Meet was a big success Saturday. The meet drew 24 schools and 330 lifters making it one of the largest in the state according to Wildcats Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter. Coach Jeter expressed his thanks to all those who attended and to those that worked tirelessly to make it happen.

The meet was certainly a success for the local lifters. The Wildcats finished second, just one point behind first place Kemp. Greenville was third. Coach Jeter said everyone of his eleven lifters set personal records. Eight of the eleven scored points. Nine Wildcats’ lifters are currently qualified for the regional meet but the regular season still has more than a month to go. Cor’Tavius Pruitt won his 181 pound weight class. Pruitt is currently ranked #1 in the region and #6 in state in his weight class. D’idrec Dugan won his 220 pound weight class in dramatic fashion. To win, Dugan nailed a 575 pound dead lift. That’s 100 pounds more than he had ever lifted in competition. Ian Blanch was second in the 275 pound weight class. In the 114 pound weight class, Alex Rodriguez was third and Oscar Yanez was fourth.

The Wildcats will compete in an Emory Rains meet this Saturday. Coach Jeter said his team intends to win that meet.

Author: Staff Reporter

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