By Derek Lopez
The Sudan Powerlifting team travelled to Dimmitt this past Saturday for their second meet of the season.
“Each of these young men competed in three different lifts (squat, bench press, and dead lift) in order to get an overall lift total,” Head Coach Erik Edwards said. “As you can see from the stats below, most of these young men made remarkable gains over the seven days between these meets.”
Isaiah Montes brought home his second consecutive first place medal in the 275 lb weight class, finishing with a lift total of 1,205 lbs. Abel Tinajero medaled in the 165 lb weight class, increasing his lift total of 765 lbs from the previous meet by 55 lbs to 820 lbs, which was good enough for a fourth place finish.
BJ Davila Increased his lift total from 770 lbs to 850 lbs, while Alex Conley increased from 825 lbs to 845 lbs. Tristan Fred increased his total from 765 lbs to 835 lbs, while Callan Cannon pushed his total from 750 lbs to 805 lbs.
Jesus Huerta added 90 lbs to his lift total from the previous meet, increasing his total from 660 lbs to 750 lbs. Beto Diaz pushed his total from 695 lbs to 750 lbs and Damon Boyd increased from 620 lbs to 710 lbs.
“I am very proud of the progress that I have seen from all of these young men. Coach Guthry Edwards said. “They have worked extremely hard, and Coach Zundt and Coach Erik Edwards have done a great job in preparing them to be competitive each week.”
The team’s next meet will take place on Feb. 10th in Levelland.