The Wildcats’ powerlifting team qualified ten lifters and an alternate for the Regional Powerlifting Meet Saturday (March 3) in Lindale. At Lindale, the top two lifters in each weight class will qualify for the state meet. The top five lifters in each class get points for their team.
Wildcats qualifiers include Trenton Johnson, ranked 7th in the region in the 114 pound weight class, Alex Rodiguez who is 4th in the 123-pound weight class, Joe’ell Morales, 2nd in the 132 pound weight class, Jesse Carrillo, ranked 7th in the 148-pound weight class, Carson Bridges, 6th in the 165-pound weight class, Vincent Morales, 6th in the 181-pound eight class, George Greenway, 12th in the 181-pound weight class, D’Idrec Dugan, 1st in the 242-pound weight class, Ian Blanch, 2nd in the 242-pound weight class and Jesus Olivo in the 275-pound weight class. Wildcats Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter says a real competition has developed between Dugan and Blanch in the 242-pound weight class. Qualifying as an alternate if another lifter can’t make the meet is Wildcat Austin McCain in the 114-pound weight class.
Coach Jeter says his team finished fourth as a team at last year’s Regional Meet. He says they want to do better than that this time.