Submitted by Michelle DeMattie
Last weekend, the NCHS Powerlifting boys and girls team competed at the LHSAA State Powerlifting Meet at Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria.
All 11 members of the girls team qualified to lift at State with the following results:
Jayda White- 6th place, 114 lbs.
Jameelah Farmer- 9th place, 114 lbs.
Kaylie Delacerda- 5th place, 132 lbs
Ravin Terry- 7th place, 148 lbs
Mali Simmons- 8th place, 165 lbs
Kara Pullig- 7th place, 181 lbs
Sharissa Johnson- 4th place, Super Heavyweight
Three of the 11 lifters took home hardware:
Paige Delsa- 2nd place, 105 lbs
Funke Adeleye- 3rd place, 220 lbs
Sara DeMattie- 1st place for her second consecutive 181 lbs State Champion titles. She was also awarded Outstanding Lifter – Division 1. DeMattie finished with a personal best on all lifts with a 400 pound squat, 205 pound bench, 430 pound deadlift for a 1,035 pound total.
The boys team lifted Saturday, with two of the four qualifying lifters taking home medals, one setting a divisional record and one awarded Academic All State.
John Waskom- 7th place, 181 lbs
Tucker Henderson- 5th place, 198 lbs. Also awarded All State Academic Award (4.0 GPA all four years)
Rodney Robinson-2nd place, 165 lbs and a new regional deadlift record at 565 lbs.
Patrick Dessources- 3rd place, 275 lbs.
Four NCHS lifters will compete is the USAPL National Championships in two weeks in Alexandria. They are Sara DeMattie, Rodney Robinson, Tucker Henderson and Paige Delsa.