2 Wildcat Powerlifters Sit And Wait, Hoping For State Meet After UIL Coronavirus Suspension Is Lifted

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In the second in a series, the sports topic today is Wildcats Powerlifting. Originally the Boys State Powerlifting Meet was scheduled for this Saturday, March 28 at Abilene. When the meet was postponed by the UIL due to the threat of coronavirus, two Wildcats powerlifters were impacted.

Powerlifters George Greenway, Jesse Carrillo and Ryan Carrillo (Courtesy SSISD)

Jesse Carrillo, in the 148 pound weight class, and George Greenway, 198 pound weight class, both qualified for the State Meet at the Regional Meet in Pine Tree back on March 4.

Jesse’s brother Ryan Carrillo, in the 181-pound weight class, just missed out finishing third. An attempt at a 520 pound deadlift that would have qualified Ryan was unsuccessful. Jesse says Ryan will definitely qualify for the State Meet next year.

This season had been a good one for powerlifters. Wildcats Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter took nine qualifying lifters to the Regional Meet.

Again the UIL indicates they are working on contingency plans to conduct state championships in each of the activities that have been suspended. The current suspension runs through May 4. Perhaps there will be a Boys Powerlifting State Meet in the offing in months ahead.

Wildcat Powerlifters at Regional Meet (Courtesy SSISD)

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Author: Faith Huffman

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