Pearsall lifters earn top ten finishes at state meet
If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
THSWPA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Pearsall’s powerlifting trio all earned top ten finishes in action at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association State Championships in Abilene on March 24.
Kingston Martinez and Gabriel Gutierrez were both seventh in their respective weight classes while Ariel Hernandez was tenth in his division at the event.
“They did good, each one of them finished seventh in their respective weight classes,” PHS Head Powerlifting Coach Jeremy Boatwright said. “I feel like we left some weight on the board, though.
“Overall, Kingston Martinez and Ariel Hernandez both surpassed 1,400 lbs., hitting their season best, and Gabriel Gutierrez lifted hurt with a very painful shoulder and still managed a personal record in deadlift. It took a lot of guts from him to fight through the pain.”
Martinez competed at 165 lbs. and tallied a total lift of 1,440 lbs. and had lifts of 540 lbs. in the squat, 350 lbs. in the bench press and 550 lbs. in the deadlift.
Gutierrez recorded a total lift of 1,680 lbs. in the 275-lb. weight division and had lifts of 565 lbs. in the squat, 350 lbs. in the bench press and 650 lbs. in the deadlift.
Hernandez was tenth at 181 lbs. and recorded a total weight of 1,415 lbs. He had lifts of 565 lbs. in the squat, 350 lbs. in the bench press and 500 lbs. in the deadlift.