The Sulphur Springs High School Powerlifting Team will be sending two girls to the Girls Regional Powerlifting Meet held at Pine Tree in Longview on February 28. Qualifying are freshman Addyson Lamb, ranked #9 in the region in the 123-pound weight class and Sable Erdmier , ranked #4 in the region in the 165-pound weight class. Both girls had lifts that were personal records at a meet in Commerce Friday. In Commerce, Erdmier had a 250 pound squat, a 100 pound bench press and a very impressive 325 pound dead lift.
The Wildcats Powerlifting Team competed in a boys meet Saturday in Commerce. SSHS Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter said Oscar Yanez was able to lose weight to get into the 114-pound weight class Saturday. He said usually a lifter losing weight struggles but that was not the case for Yanez. Coach Jeter said Yanez had personal record lifts in all categories and now is ranked #1 in the region in the 114-pound weight class. Jacob Semler took 5th place in the 114-pound weight class in Commerce and he is ranked #6 in the region. In Commerce, George Greenway was 3rd in the 198-pound weight class, Caden Davis was 5th in the 198-pound weight class and Carson Bridges took 1st in the 181-pound weight class. Coach Jeter said Bridges is ranked #1 in the region in his weight class. Coach Jeter said he has high hopes that Yanez and Bridges can qualify for the State Powerlifting Meet March 23 in Abilene.
Seven members of the SSHS Boys Powerlifting Team will be competing at a last chance qualifier meet Thursday in Maud. Coach Jeter said the seven are ranked high in the region or are just outside those that are currently qualified for the regional meet. He said he hopes to qualify seven or eight Wildcats for the Boys Regional Powerlifting Meet held at Tyler Lee on March 7.