Dublin lifters place high
The Dublin powerlifting boys took third place at the 18th annual Dublin Invitational Powerlifting Meet Saturday as several took top places among the more than 150 boys lifting this weekend.
“Our lifters performed very well overall,” said powerlifting coach Greg Hardcastle. “Many of them set personal records in one or more of the lifts. These results give the kids a good measure of where they are and now we just want to start increasing our totals each meet.”
“We also had a couple of new lifters on the girls side who got to experience their first meet and figure out how it all works,” he added.
Ricky Lopez took the gold medal in the 123 pound weight class after lifting 300 in squat, 185 in bench press, and 345 in dead lift for a total of 830 pounds.
Johnny Jurado took silver in the 198 pound class after lifting 505 in squat, 275 in bench and 500 in dead lift for a total of 1,280.
Third place finishes were captured by Miguel Gallegos in the 123, Michael Stanley in the 242 and Victor Juarez in the 275.
Gallegos lifted 245 in squat, 175 in bench and 325 in dead lift for a total of 745. Stanley lifted 405 in squat, 315 in bench and 415 in dead lift for a total of 1,135. Juarez lifted 455 in squat, 295 in bench and 505 in dead lift for a total 1,255.
Also lifting for Dublin were Manuel DeLeon (fifth place in the 181), Bernie Ortega (sixth in the 242), Josh Kinnard and Austin Baugh (seventh and eighth in the 165 respectively), Luis Ordonez (seventh in the 181) and Stran Burrow (seventh in the super heavy weight)
The Dublin girls took fourth place with three silver medalists: Daisy Almazan (97 pound weight class), Jimena Vazquez (114 weight class) and Callie Estes (198 weight class).
Almazan lifted 105 in squat, 60 in bench and 135 in dead lift for a total of 300. Vazquez lifted 185 in squat, 115 in bench and 225 in dead lift for a total of 525. Callie Estes lifted 255 in squat, 165 in bench and 300 in dead lift for a total of 720.
Also lifting for the girls were: Celeste Alvarez fourth in the 220) and Paula Beltran (fifth in the 114).