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Tiger powerlifters start strong
Members of the Floresville Tiger powerlifting team take a breather after the meet at Southside High School.
FLORESVILLE -- With the new year entered a new season of high school powerlifting, and Floresville Coach Jason Pfluger is happy with the way his athletes have performed thus far.
The Tigers began their 2013 season with a trip to Victoria West. Four athletes participated in the meet, and three of the four returned with medals.
While Mark Livesay made a great showing in the 148-pound class, it wasn’t enough to take home the hardware in an extremely competitive class. Livesay turned in a total weight of 905 pounds, powering up 200 pounds on the bench press, 350 pounds in the squat rack, and 355 pounds in the deadlift. Benny Ximenez competed in the 275-pound class, and he took home second-place honors with his total lift of 1,440 pounds. Ximenez had a bench press of 340 pounds, a dead lift of 500 pounds, and a squat of 600 pounds. It was the most by any Floresville lifter.
In addition to these outstanding performances, Floresville lifters C.J. Felux and Alexander Trevino muscled their way to first-place finishes in Victoria. Felux managed a three-lift total of 1,090 pounds while competing in the 181-pound weight class. He had a bench press of 225 pounds, a squat of 395 pounds, and a dead lift of 470. Teammate Trevino also grabbed gold, as he competed in the 242-pound weight class with a total lift of 1,320 pounds. Trevino had a bench press of 315 pounds, a deadlift of 495, and a squat of 510 pounds.
From there, the Tigers traveled to Southside, and even more Floresville lifters got in on the action. The Tigers had another good showing, and once again returned home with three pieces of hardware.
Trevino backed up his performance in Victoria by lifting an extra 5 pounds at Southside. He finished second in his weight class and had a three-lift total of 1,325 pounds. His bench press was 295 pounds, he had a deadlift of 505 pounds, and powered up 515 pounds in the squat rack. Livesay had another good showing, but dropped down to the 132-pound class, and managed a second-place finish with a total weight of 855 pounds. Livesay lifted 195 on the bench, 300 in the squat, and 360 pounds in the dead lift.
Like his teammates, Felux also had a great second meet, and won his second first-place medal of the season. He lifted a total of 1,140 pounds, powering up 225 pounds on the bench, 415 in the squat rack, and 500 pounds in the deadlift.
Several other Tigers also lifted for Floresville, including Thomas Herring, who managed a three-lift total of 745 pounds. Five freshmen also went to the meet, getting some valuable experience in their young powerlifting careers.
Preston Taggs led the way as he managed a lift total of 785 pounds. Juan Medina lifted 775 pounds, Andy Joslin powered up 725 pounds, Joseph Quintanilla managed 720, and Colby Bauer lifted a total of 665 pounds.
“I took six first-time lifters to the meet, and I’m proud of the way they competed,” Pfluger said. “I look forward to them improving their totals all season long.”
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