Tag: powerlifting

Unstoppable: Junior Powerlifter ready to shatter State records after breezing through Regionals in record fashion

By Pete Banda Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Over the past decade or so, the San Benito athletic program has become one of the most well-rounded and consistent in all of South Texas. While the Greyhounds have excelled in major sports like football, softball, and track and field, one of their most dominant athletes has flown mostly …

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Only The Strong- Los Fresnos and San Benito place 1st and 2nd in state

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Maybe it’s something in the resaca. Whatever it is, the high school powerlifting squads down here in the lower valley are destroying competition up state. And the Girls Varsity teams at Los Fresnos and San Benito High School are no exception. Both teams traveled to the 6A State Championship …

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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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