On Thursday, Jan. 19, the JV team traveled to Southside High School. The team consisted of Junior Collin Lybarger, Freshman Coleman Williams (5th place 148lb division), Freshman Harley Garcia, Sophomore Aaron Lopez, Freshman Trent Enriquez (2nd place 275lb division) and Sophomore Earl Morin (4th place SHW division).
On Saturday, Jan. 21, the Varsity Lady Badgers placed 3rd overall at the Goliad meet. The team consisted of Senior Destinee Villanueva (5th place 132lb division), Junior Alyssa Castillo (8th place 132lb division), Freshman Caley Jackson (9th place 148lb division), Senior Brianna Hopkins (2nd place 148lb division), Freshman Marisella Alaniz (8th place 165lb division), Junior Khadeshia Hopkins (165lb division), Senior Maria Moncada (2nd place 165lb division), Junior Roxy Carrasco (3rd place 165lb division), and Senior Tatiana Tinoco (1st place 220lb division).
Competing for the Badgers on Saturday were Freshman Wesley Lover (1st place 114lb division), Freshman Robert Morin (5th place 123lb division), Senior Lawrence Carrasco (4th place 181lb division), Junior Nick Quintanilla (6th place 181lb division), Senior Robert Duenes (4th place 198lb division), Senior Trey Sauceda (9th place 220lb division), Junior Austin Block, Junior Weston Block (5th place 220lb division), Junior Nick Guzman (5th place 242lb division), Junior Lucas Janysek (7th place 275lb division), and Senior John Mendoza (2nd place 275lb division). The boys team results were not yet confirmed from the THSPA website.
Forty students are participating in Powerlifting this year – the most ever.
“I’m excited about the interest we’ve had this year from our athletes,” Coach Bobby Perez said. “Karnes City has never had as many students participating in Powerlifting as we have this year. Many of them have reached their lifting goals and have set new goals to strive for.”