McMahan leads Stockdale powerlifters
The Stockdale powerlifting team celebrates a great showing at the Yorktown meet Feb. 2. Team members include (back, from left) Joaquin Munoz, Devin McMahan, Matt Valadez, Darion McMahan, Conner McLaughlin, (front) Katelyn Shaver, MaKaley Perez, Kristen Moore, and Lacey Dugi.
STOCKDALE -- With several meets now under their lifting belts, the Stockdale Brahma and Lady Brahma powerlifters are looking good in 2013.
Coach Michael Enriquez took his team to Yorktown Feb. 2, and the team returned home with a host of medals and awards. In guys competition, Darion McMahan once again led the way for Stockdale as he impressed in the 148-pound class. He turned in a bench press of 325, and managed 500 pounds in both the squat and dead lift. His 1,325-pound total gave him a first-place finish, and later led to him being named the meet’s Outstanding Lightweight Lifter.
Another Brahma taking home top honors was Conner McLaughlin. He finished first in the 181-pound division, lifting 255 on the bench, 410 in the squat, and 500 in the dead lift.
Matt Valadez performed well, taking home a second-place finish in the 148 class, finishing behind teammate Darion McMahan. Valadez turned in a total of 1,205 pounds, locking out 270 on the bench, 455 in the squat, and 480 in the dead lift. Devin McMahan picked up a bronze medal competing in the 123-pound class, as he had a three-lift total of 780 pounds, with 165 on the bench, 275 in the squat, and a dead lift of 340 pounds. Joaquin Munoz had a personal best at the meet, turning in a total of 745 pounds. He had a bench press of 170, a squat of 235, and a dead lift of 340 pounds. As a team, the boys finished third.
In girls competition, Katelyn Shaver led the way with her first-place finish in the 105-pound class. She had a bench press of 110 pounds, a squat of 225, and a dead lift of 280. She was named the Outstanding Lightweight Lifter, as well.
From there, the Lady Brahmas rounded out their Yorktown appearance with a trio of second-place finishes. MaKaley Perez finished second in the 105-pound class behind Shaver with a bench press of 100 pounds, a squat of 210, and a dead lift of 230 pounds. Lacey Dugi won silver in the 123-pound class with a bench of 80 pounds, a squat of 210, and a dead lift of 250 pounds; and Kristen Moore finished second in the 132-pound class. Her bench press of 110, squat of 255, and dead lift of 285 were plenty to take home silver.
Stockdale then hosted a meet of its own Feb. 9, and while the team didn’t win quite as many medals as it did in Yorktown, the Brahmas and Lady Brahmas still made a great showing.
Darion McMahan once again won gold for himself and his team, lifting a total of 1,370 pounds. He improved upon his numbers from Yorktown, lifting 335 pounds on the bench press, 520 pounds in the squat, and 515 pounds in the dead lift. He was once again named as the meet’s Outstanding Lightweight Lifter.
Valadez once again finished second behind Darion, racking up a three-lift total of 1,220 pounds. He had a bench press of 270, a squat of 460, and a dead lift of 490 pounds. Devin McMahan finished fourth in his class with a three-lift total of 765 pounds, and Munoz finished fourth in his class with a total weight of 785 -- 45 pounds more than his previous best.
Perez won gold in the 105-pound class, lifting 100 pounds on the bench, 230 pounds in the squat, and 250 pounds in the dead lift for a total of 580 pounds. Moore also won gold in her class, lifting 110 on the bench, 260 in the squat, and 295 in the dead lift. Dugi grabbed a silver medal in the same class, lifting 110 pounds on the bench, 215 in the squat, and 265 in the dead lift.