Sulphur Springs High School Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter says the Sulphur Springs Powerlifting Meet is huge and one of the biggest in Texas. It takes place Saturday, January 11, in the Multipurpose Building on campus.
He says this year’s meet will be ever bit as large as last year’s. Coach Jeter says he has already had more than 15 schools say they are coming. He says the number of female lifters equals male lifters for the first time at this meet. Coach Jeter says there will be five platforms for boys and five for girls. The meet will also have 30 judges and 30 table workers.
Weigh in begins Saturday at 6:30 a.m. and will run until 8 a.m. Squat competition starts at 8:30 a.m. followed by bench press and dead lift. Breakfast and lunch will be served to the athletes.
Coach Jeter says powerlifting is a good spectator sport. He says there are awesome feats of lifting such as a 114 pound lifter squatting 450 pounds, three times their body weight.
Coach Jeter expects a good year from his Wildcats and Lady Cats’ teams. The Lady Cats team has doubled in size from two to four. Both Sable Erdmier and Addy Lamb return and they both went to the Regional Meet last year. He has State Meet hopes for both of them and he adds he believes Erdmier has the potential to medal at State.
Coach Jeter says the Wildcats are expected to be led by four Regional Meet qualifiers from last year. Perhaps the leader of the pack is George Greenway who also qualified for the State Meet last year. Caden Davis was a Regional qualifier last year and Coach Jeter hopes Davis can make it to State this season. Coach Jeter is also excited about the potential of the Carrillo brothers, Jessie and Ryan. Ryan lifts in the 198 pound class and Jessie in the 165 pound class.
Coach Jeter says to expect a highly competitive meet Saturday.