Rio Hondo Powerlifters ‘Raise the Bar’
Members of the Rio Hondo High School boys and girls powerlifting teams are pictured; they are: (first row, from left to right) Stephen Dorado, John Reyes, Alan Alfaro, Ralph Zapata, Julian Ortega, Isaiah Heredia, Caleb Robertson; (second row) Coach Sauceda, Abram Ramirez, Roel Benitez, Joey Guzman, Heliseo Guerrero, Julian Flores, Coach Garza; (third row) Mando Ruvio, Daniel Flores, Pedro Alvarez, Javier Guzman, Manny Hernandez, Joey Guzman; (fourth row) Rebekah Medieros, Amber Benitez, Shelby Lara, Tracy Escamilla, Briana Acevedo and Crystal Olivarez. Not pictured are Rebecca Acevedo, Alyssa Vega and Makayla Reyes. In the 2014 THSWPA State Powerlifting Championships, Crystal Olivarez placed second place (132 pound division); Shelby Lara placed 15th (165) and Amber Benitez placed 10th (198). Rio Hondo powerlifters, as teams, have placed at 2014 meets no lower than sixth place.
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