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Overton Powerlifting Meet Jan. 22

The Powerlifting Meet would not have been possible without OHS faculty and student volunteers helping from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They aslo helped clear the gym after the meet.

J. R. Rodgers, a Leverett’s Chapel Lion, gets set for a 160-pound bench press.


Overton Lady Mustang power lifter Courtney Etheridge, a freshman, tries a 215-pound dead lift.


Brittany McClanahan, lifting for the Arp Lady Tigers, gets set for her 180-pound power lift as the spotters stand ready.


Leverett’s Chapel’s Tiphany Baker prepares for her 125-pound power lift.


West Rusk athlete Wes Furguson does a 165-pound bench press.


Chalk-stained Santos Gonzales, a West Rusk Raider, lifts 485 pounds at the meet.


Overton High Schol sophomore A. J. McCasland deadlifts 500 pounds at the Third Annual Overton Powerlifting Tournament. He won first in Weight Class 181 with a total of 1,360.

Arp's Pam Williams shows the plaque and medal she won in Weight Class 181.

Zachary Howard, representing Arp High, strains as he powerlifts 520 pounds in Overton gymnasium.

Alex Starkey, competing for the Overton girls team, performs a 195-pound dead lift. She placed first in Weight Class 114 with a total of 545.


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