Powerlifting makes 11th in first meet


The Mustang powerlifting team placed 11th over the weekend at the first meet of the season, the Brazos Valley Powerlifting Invitational.

The young men, under the leadership of Head Coach Lu Olvera, competed against more than 100 lifters on 13 teams. The top three contenders were College Station, Huntsville and Navasota.

“Our powerlifters competed hard and represented our school and community with pride,” Olvera said. “The team is expecting big improvements on their technique and strength, throughout the season.

Desmond Walls placed third in the 114-pound weight class with 615 total pounds. Bryce Roundtree lifted 415 pounds in the same class.

In the 132-pound weight class, Daniel Gannaway placed third with 740 total pounds.

Eliseo Reyes lifted 750 pounds and Andy Gonzales lifted 640 pounds for the 148-pound weight class.

Additionally, Efran Garza lifted 740 pounds for the 181-pound weight class, while Ian Morrow lifted 960 pounds and Jose Arjon lifted 725 for the 198-pound weight class. The team was rounded out by Raphael Franco in the 220-pound class, who lifted 795 pounds, and Joey McIver in the super heavy weight class, who lifted 935 pounds.

The powerlifters compete in the squat, bench press and deadlift within one of 11 different weight classes. The highest total for their squat, bench press and deadlift is added up for a total weight and a final place in their class.

The Mustangs compete next in Madisonville on Thursday at 4 p.m.