Wildcats Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter said he couldn’t be prouder of his two junior lifters who competed at the State Powerlifting Meet at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene Saturday. Coach Jeter said Cor’Tavius Pruitt in the 181 pound weight class and D’Idrec Dugan in the 220 pound weight class pushed themselves to really compete at the meet. He said both lifters attempted bench press weight levels they had not previously done. Coach Jeter said they lifted the weight but were not able to finish the lift due to technical issues.
Pruitt finished 17th among 23 lifters in his weight class and Dugan was 20th among nearly 30 lifters in his weight class. Coach Jeter said the Wildcats finished in the top 20 in the state at the meet. He said both of his lifters finished the meet not bombing out against extreme competition. Coach Jeter said Pruitt and Dugan are already thinking about competing at state next year. He said they represented Sulphur Springs with pride and brought pride to the high school.
Coach Jeter said 10,000 people showed up to watch the lifters, which included 242 competitors in the Class 6A and Class 5A Division.