Price lifts state ticket

Ethan Price is headed to the Texas High School Powerlifting Association state championships after finishing first in the 275-pound weight class at the regional championships in West. The Dublin boys scored fifth place as a team.

“I am very proud of the way the boys competed, said coach Greg Hardcastle. “All of them set personal records in dead lift, as well on their totals. This is the best team finish we have posted in the seven years I have been in Dublin.”

Price scored the best bench press in the heavy platforms with 475 while achieving personal bests in squat (655 pounds) and dead lift (625), leading to a total of 1,755.

Bryce Leatherwood placed third in the 114 class with a total of 740 pounds, derived from 265 in squat and personal bests of 165 in bench press and 310 in dead lift.

Cesar Galvan took fourth in the 132 class, scoring 970 overall after a 350-pound finish in squat, 215 in bench press and a personal best of 410 in dead lift.

Jared Ricks was fifth in the 242 class, amassing personal bests of 485 pounds in squat and 500 in dead lift as well as 320 in bench for a 1,310 total.

Bryen Healey got ninth in the super heavyweight class, lifting 1,235 following a personal best of 450 in dead lift and 485 in squat and 300 in bench press.

The state championship will be held March 24 in Abilene.

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