We were not able to attend the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting State Meet (this year) held at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX.
However, some of the results are definitely worth noting with High School Nationals roughly 10 days away.
1. Jaelynn Clark (East Central HS, San Antonio) has been under-ranked all year.
I have moved her to the #1 ranked lifter in the State of Texas (she has earned)! Everyone has heard by now, she truly had a historic day. I am not aware (my email firstname.lastname@example.org) of any female high school lifter in the United States who has totaled 1,330lbs. Wow!
Here are some of the current state records that we have put together. We will exclude Teenage and American Records at this point (wait until she lifts at High School nationals).
THSWPA – 1,250lbs (Previous Record)
LHSPLA – Ashton Chatelain – 1,220lbs
WHSPA – Becky Cook – 1,200lbs (no shirt)
Kicker… IPF Sub-Junior World Record (World Standard) Total is 1,300lbs.
2. As expected, the Sam Machuca (San Benito) vs Ashley Garay (Los Fresnos) match was epic. Both outstanding lifters went head-to-head and Machuca successfully made her third attempt deadlift (state record) for the win! They both totaled 815lbs, with Machuca weighing a mere 101.2.
3. Machuca and Garay both get credit for the state record of 815lbs.
Over half of the composite total state records were broken this past weekend.
97lb Class – Kassy Zamorano – Los Fresnos – 730lbs
105lb Class – Machuca & Garay – 815lbs
148lb Class – Angelica Fuentes – Ballinger – 1,025lbs
181lb Class – Cindy Galvan – Weslaco East – 1,100lbs
220lb Class – Alyssa Jaramillo – Weslaco East – 1,110lbs
220+lb Class – Jaelynn Clark – East Central San Antonio – 1,330lbs
4. Team State Champs
1A – Seagraves – Region 1
2A – Hawley – Region 1
3A – Crystal City – Region 5
4A – Calhoun, Port Lavaca – Region 5
5A – Weslaco East – Region 5 (Region 5 secured 1st-7th place)
5. We have confirmation that a number of these ladies will be traveling to both the USAPL High School Nationals (Killeen) and Women’s Nationals (Baton Rouge). We will see many of these ladies representing Team USA at future international competitions.
Full 2014 THSWPA full results can be found here.