Longoria nabs return trip to THSPA state meet

Fuentes narrowly misses state berth by five pounds.

THSWPA REGION 5 POWERLIFTING

Pearsall will send a lifter and one alternate to state competition in Abilene on March 23 following regional action at Bishop last week.

Joey Longoria will return to the state meet after finishing seventh a year ago. He was the regional champion in the 114-lb. weight class this year with a total lift of 885 lbs., a 45-lb. improvement from a year ago. Longoria's lifts included 325 lbs. in the squat, 200 lbs. on the bench press and 360 lbs. in the deadlift.

Eden Fuentes narrowly missed out on an outright state berth as he hit a total lift of 1,195 lb., five pounds shy of the qualifying weight. Coach Michael Bonugli will take Fuentes to state as an alternate. Fuentes posted lifts of 470 lbs. in the squat, 250 lbs. in the bench press and 475 lbs. in the deadlift.

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