Trojans finish third in powerlifting
by Bruce Harper
Mar 02, 2011 | 804 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Trojan Adam Aleman puts the finishing touches on his last lift in the squat during the Trojan powerlifting meet on Saturday morning. Aleman had 655 pounds on his back and successfully made the lift.
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The Trojan powerlifters hosted their own meet on Saturday and a total of 16 different schools sent their strongest to compete and challenge themselves to qualify for the upcoming Region IV meet.

The Trojan varsity boys finished third overall in the big field. The Gregory-Portland Wildcats placed first with the Alice Coyotes in second.

Adam Aleman placed first in the super heavyweight class with a three-lift total of 1,505 pounds.

The total poundage is compiled from the three best lifts of a competitor in the three different lifts allowed in competition. The dead-lift, bench press and squat are those three lifts.

Placing in the top five for the Trojans were: Lucas Glew was second in the 123-pound division with a 810 pound total, Michael Rosas was fifth at 132 pounds with a total of 900, Benji Gomez placed third in the 148-pound division at 1,045 pounds for his three lifts, Dillon Torres was fourth at 165 pounds at 1,020 pounds and A.J. Rojas placed third in the 181-pound division with a three lift total of 1,190 pounds.

In the JV competition, Jacob Flores was second in the 165-pound division. at 940 pounds. Walter Altamirano finished second in the 220-pound division T 1,005. Diego Diaz won the 275-pound division with 1,115 pounds while teammate Cameron Ellerbee was second in the same weight class with a total of 1,045..

Trojan Adam Aleman has qualified for the region meet as has Lady Trojan Elizabeth Segovia (in a prior meet). Segovia has qualified with a lift total of 1,025 which is 200 pounds over the qualifying mark for her division.

The girls’ regional meet will be held Saturday in Calallen and the boys’ meet will in Kingsville on March 12.
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