The Wildcats’ powerlifting team took first place at the Raise The Bar Invitational in Commerce Saturday. The Wildcats had twelve of thirteen lifters medal and they racked up 60 points. Second place Lone Oak had 34 points. The Wildcats also had the best pound for pound big lifter and smaller lifter.
D’Idrec Dugan was named the top big boy lifter as he finished first in the 242-pound weight class. Wildcats Coach Casey Jeter said Dugan dead lifted a whopping 620 pounds. Joe’ell Morales, who was first in the 132 pound weight class, earned the best smaller lifter award. Coach Jeter said Morales, who weights 132 pounds, did a 400 pound squat and 425 pound dead lift. His total weight equaled 1025 pounds. Ian Blanch took first in the 275 pound weight class with 1500 pounds including a 615 pound squat and 550 pound dead lift. Jesus Olivo was second in the Super Heavyweight Class with 1325 pounds. Trenton Johnson took third in the 114 pound weight class with 675 pounds. Alex Rodriguez was first in the 123 pound weight class with 810 pounds. Sophomore Jesse Carrillo took first in the 148 pound weight class with 985 pounds. Haden Keller took a fifth place. Carson Bridges was first in the 165 pound weight class with 1155 pounds, Vincent Morales was first in the 181 pound weight class with 1195 pounds. George Greenway was third in the 165 pound weight class with 1085 pounds. Landry Tyson was fourth with 995 pounds.
Coach Jeter said the Wildcats had eight first place finishers, one second place finisher, two third place finishers, a fourth place finisher and a fifth place finisher.