Wildcats and Lady Cats Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter said a Paris meet last Thursday (February 13) was one of the best he’s ever been involved with. He said his teams faced some of the best competition in the area including Greenville, Royse City, Mount Pleasant and Paris. The Wildcats finished third as a team just points away from the top. In the 114 pound weight class, Austin McCain was third squatting 180, bench pressing 115 and dead lifting 205 pounds. Coach Jeter said McCain has improved 100 total pounds over the last two meets. In the 148 pound weight class, Jesse Carrillo was second. He had a personal record squat of 450 and 285 pound bench press and totaled 1185 pounds. Coach Jeter said Carrillo was currently second in the region and in the top ten in the state. In the 181 pound weight class, freshman Matthew Mitchell got fourth. Coach Jeter said Mitchell had personal records in all lifts with 450 pounds in squat, 230 pound bench press and 450 pound dead lift. In the 198 pound weight class, Ryan Carrillo had a personal record 485 pounds in squat, 300 pounds bench press and 450 pounds in dead lift. Ryan Carrillo is currently second in region according to Coach Jeter. George Greenway was second in the 220 pound weight class. He had 670 pounds in the squat, 315 pound bench press and 560 pounds in dead lift. Sophomore Chad Menard was third in his weight class with 525 pounds in squat, 280 pounds in bench press and 455 pounds in dead lift. Wildcats junior quarterback Kaden Wallace competed in his first meet and got fifth place to earn points. Wallace squatted 400 pounds, bench pressed 275 and dead lifted 460 pounds. For the Lady Cats, senior Sable Erdmier had a 330 pound squat, bench pressed 135 and dead lifted 360 pounds. Sophomore Addy Lamb, in the 132 pound weight class, squatted 250 pounds, bench pressed 115 pounds and dead lifted 250 pounds. Coach Jeter said all of his lifters had some personal bests. This week, the Lady Cats will lift at a Commerce meet Friday. The Wildcats will lift in Commerce on Saturday.
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