Powerlifting Abernathy Meet (1-25-14)
David Rodriguez led the Muleshoe powerlifting team with a silver medal in the 275 pound weight class of the Abernathy Powerlifting Meet. Three other Muleshoe lifters also brought home medals.
“All the lifters improved their totals by raising at least one or more of their lifts,” said Muleshoe powerlifting coach Kirk Byrd. “I was really proud of all of our team and what they accomplished here. Our next meet is February 8 in Levelland.”
Rodriguez raised 450 pounds in the squat lift and followed that with 300 pounds in the bench press. He had a dead lift of 450 pounds for a total weight of 1200 pounds.
The 132 pound and 148 pound weight classes were combined. Katelyn Gable earned the fourth place medal in the combined class. Had she competed in only her class she would have taken the silver medal with a total weight of 590 pounds.
Gable had a squat lift of 230 pounds and then bench pressed 110 pounds. She completed the meet with a deadlift of 250 pounds.
Jordan Russell and Braden Bessire won fifth place medals in their respective classes.
Russell had a squat lift of 360 pounds in the 275 pound class. He bench pressed 220 pounds and had a deadlift of 420 pounds for a total weight of 1000 pounds.
Bessire finished with a total weight of 980 pounds in the 165 pound class. He started with a squat lift of 385 pounds and moved to the bench press for a lift of 195 pounds. He finished with a deadlift of 400 pounds.
Carlos Martinez finished just out of the medals for sixth place in the 220 pound class with a total weight of 1025 pounds. He had a squat lift of 410 pounds and bench pressed 205 pounds. He completed the meet with a deadlift of 410 pounds.
Cristian Paez placed ninth in the 148 pound class with a total weight of 885 pounds. He had a squat lift of 330 pounds and bench pressed 185 pounds. Paez deadlifted 370 pounds.
Aimee Rosas was also in the combined classes of 132 and 148 pounds. She placed tenth with a total weight of 510 pounds. She squat lifted 170 pounds and bench pressed 95 pounds. Rosas finished with a dead lift of 245.
Jorge Martinez finished eleventh in the 181 pound class. He raised 410 pounds in the squat lift and bench pressed 205 pounds. Martinez deadlifted 410 pounds for a total weight of 1025 pounds for the meet.
The next meet for the powerlifting team will be held in Levelland February 8.