Sulphur Springs High School Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter said the annual Sulphur Springs Powerlifting Meet on Saturday (January 12) was as big as ever. He quoted Superintendent Michael Lamb saying it was probably the biggest invitational meet in Texas. Coach Jeter said no one doubts that. There were 10 platforms for 400 plus lifters both boys and girls inside the Multipurpose Building.
Coach Jeter said the meet went smoothly. He said he was shocked that the meet wrapped up by 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Coach Jeter praised all the volunteers who helped including lots of students. Concerning the Wildcats, he said they are young this season.
Sulphur Springs had 17 boys entered and their first girl lifter ever, freshman Addie Lamb, who competed in the 123-pound weight class. Coach Jeter said his lifters had multiple personal record lifts. He said the Wildcats did not end up in the top three but he said he expected that might happen.
There were five Wildcats’ medalists: freshman Jacob Semler took fifth place in the 114-pound weight class, junior Jessie Carrillo placed fourth in the 148-pound weight class, senior Carson Bridges outdueled teammate senior George Greenway in the 181-pound weight class as Bridges was third and Greenway fourth, and junior Cameron Kauffert placed fifth in his weight class.
Coach Jeter said five of his lifters did well enough Saturday to qualify for the regional meet at this time. The Sulphur Springs lifters will compete next at an Emory Rains Meet on January 26.