Chiefs take home medals at powerlifting meet


By Michelle DeMattie

The NCHS Chief Invitational Powerlifting Meet was Saturday, Jan. 12. There were 215 total lifters at the meet from schools all over the state. The Natchitoches Central girls team won second place and the boys team finished third.

The Chiefs brought home a good amount of hardware with the following lifters taking home medals:


Rodney Robinson took first place in the 165 pound division

Rodney Robinson -1st place with 1145 total pounds (165#) and Outstanding Male Lifter – Lightweight Platform

John Waskom – 3rd place (181#)

Tucker Henderson – 2nd place (198#)

Jacoby Timms – 3rd place (220#)

David Dumars – 1st place – 1300 total pounds (currently  1st in the state in the 242# weight class)

Patrick Dessources – 2nd place (242#)


Kaylie Delacerda took second in the 123 pound class

Courtney Edmonson – 2nd place (97#)

Ladiamond Kelly – 2nd place (114#)

Talasia Miller – 1st place, with 580 total pounds (123#)

Kaylie Delacerda – 2nd place (132#) Justys Wiley – 1st place (165#) with 785 total pounds (2018 3rd place finisher in 165# weight class)

Mali Simmons – 2nd place (165#)

Sharissa Johnson – 2nd place (Super Heavyweight)

Sara DeMattie – 1st place (181#) with 920 total pounds and Outstanding Female Lifter – Heavyweight Platform (Sr returning State Champion 181# weight class – currently ranked first in the state in the 181# weight class).

Regionals will be in Marksville Feb. 23. State Meet will be in Alexandria at the Rapides Parish Coliseum April 15.