MHS Powerlifting in Andrews (2-22-14)
The Lady Mule power lifters traveled to Andrews this past week for the final qualifying meet of the season. Three Lady Mules qualified for the regional meet that will be held February 28 in Mertzon.
Krystin Gonzales, Aimee Rosas and Katelyn Gable will compete in the 105 pound class, 123 pound class and 132 pound class respectively.
The Mules final qualifying meet of the season was in Friona Saturday. David Rodriguez may be the only Mule to qualify for the regional meet in Sundown March 8. Rodriguez will compete in the 275 pound class.
“I have been proud of all the lifters this year,” said Mule Powerlifting coach Kirk Byrd. “They have worked hard and to have four qualify to advance to the next meet is very good. They will continue to work hard to improve their strength and techniques.”
Gonzales won the bronze medal in the 105 pound class with a total weight of 450 pounds. She had a squat lift of 104 pounds and bench pressed 90 pounds. Gonzales pulled 200 pounds from the floor in the dead lift.
Katelyn Gable placed fourth in the 132 pound class with a total weight of 565 pounds. She started with a squat lift of 230 pounds and bench pressed 105 pounds. He final weight was 230 pounds in the dead lift.
Aimee Rosas saved her best for her final meet with a total weight of 555 pounds for fifth place in the 123 pound class. She started with a squat lift of 190 pounds and then bench pressed 100 pounds. Her final weight was 265 pounds in the dead lift.
Cristian Paez led the Mules in the 148 pound class with a silver medal weight of 865 pounds. He started with a squat lift of 315 pounds and bench pressed 180 pounds. C Paez finished with a dead lift of 370 pounds.
Rodriguez had his best day at Friona in the 275 pound class with a total of 1285 pounds for the bronze medal. He had a squat lift of 500 pounds and bench pressed 305 pounds. Rodriguez finished up with a dead lift of 480 pounds.
Evan Paez placed seventh in the 114 pound class. He squat lifted 225 pounds and bench pressed 125 pounds. E Paez finished his competition with a 270 pound dead lift for a total of 620 pounds.
Jorge Martinez was eleventh in the 181 pound class with a total of 875 pounds. He had a squat lift of 300 pounds and a bench press of 195 pounds. J Martinez raised 380 pounds in the dead lift.
Nate Rosas placed twelfth in the 165 pound class with a squat lift of 335 pounds. Rosas had a bench press of 170 pounds and a dead lift of 330 pounds for a total of 835 pounds.
Carlos Martinez had a great day going with a squat lift of 430 pounds and he bench pressed 230 pounds. C Martinez needed a good dead lift equal to his squat lift for a silver medal but he failed to finish the lift and busted out for no weight.