Chiefs take state; 4 qualify for National Championships

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Sara DeMattie successfully squats 400 pounds to clinch the state title. She was also awarded Outstanding Lifter at the state meet.

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.

Girls and Coaches are, from left, Paige Delsa, Katarina Pope, Sara DeMattie, Olafunke Adeleye, Coach John Daugherty, Kaylie Delacerda, Jameelah Farmer and Coach Derek Toro.
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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.

Paige Delsa- 2nd place, 105 lbs
Funke Adeleye- 3rd place, 220 lbs
Sara DeMattie-1st place, 181 lbs receives her plaque from an LHSAA representative

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.

Boys and Coaches are, from left, Coach Michael Wilson, Patrick Dessources, Coach John Daugherty and Rodney Robinson.

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.

Patrick Dessources- 3rd place, 275 lbs. accepts his award from an LHSAA representative
Tucker Henderson-5th place, 198 lbs.
Rodney Robinson-2nd place, 165 lbs. He also broke the deadlift record

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.