Tiger powerlifters hit the road
Members of the Floresville Tiger powerlifting team make time for a quick photo after competing well in Seguin.
FLORESVILLE -- There was no home-field advantage for the Floresville powerlifting team, but that didn’t slow down the Tiger strongmen, as they did well during meets at Seguin, Yorktown, and Southside.
Coach Jason Pfluger took his Tiger powerlifting team to Seguin Jan. 31, and the guys from Floresville made a solid showing. Freshman Juan Medina led the way with his second-place finish in the 148-pound class, turning in a three-lift total of 825 pounds. Medina had a bench press of 155, a squat of 305, and a dead lift of 365. Also winning a medal in the same class was fellow freshman Preston Taggs. Taggs was 5 pounds back with a bench press of 185, a squat of 305, and a dead lift of 330 for a total of 820 pounds.
Sophomore Thomas Herring finished fifth in the 185-pound class with a three-lift total of 820, freshman Andy Joslin was sixth in the 165-pound class with a total of 735 pounds, and freshman Joseph Quintanilla finished eighth in the same class with his three-lift total of 690 pounds.
From there, Pfluger took a group of lifters to Yorktown on Feb. 2. In Yorktown, senior Alexander Trevino led the Tigers with a first place finish in the 242-pound class. He had a bench press of 310 pounds, and a squat and dead lift of 525 pounds each. His 1,360-pound total earned him gold.
In the 275-pound class, senior Benny Ximenez came through for Floresville with a second-place finish. He had a three-lift total of 1,475 pounds, lifting 345 on the bench, 500 in the dead lift, and had a squat of 630 pounds.
Sophomore C.J. Felux won a bronze medal in the 181 class with a bench of 225, a squat of 425, and a dead lift of 440 pounds. Junior Mark Livesay finished sixth in the 132-pound class. He had a bench press of 200 pounds, and a squat and dead lift of 330 pounds each.
The Tigers took a small group to Southside Feb. 13, but three lifters returned home with medals. Felux led the way for Floresville as he won a silver medal in the 165-pound class, lifting a total of 1,135 pounds. He had a bench press of 225, a squat of 425, and a dead lift of 485 pounds.
Livesay and Trevino also represented Floresville well, as each took home a bronze medal. Livesay competed in the 132-pound class, turning in a bench press of 205, and a squat and dead lift of 355 pounds each. Trevino was third in the 242-pound class, lifting 310 on the bench, 495 in the dead lift, and 525 in the squat.