NCHS powers to fifth place in Nationals

Rodney Robinson took fourth place in Nationals in his weight class. From left are Coach John Daugherty, Robinson and Coach Derek toro. Photos by Michelle DeMattie and Marsha Daugherty.

Submitted by Michelle DeMattie

This year, Natchitoches Central had four lifters qualify for the 2019 USA Powerlifting High School National Championships in Alexandria March 29-31.

Paige Delsa

They were seniors Tucker Henderson and Sara DeMattie, junior Rodney Robinson and LSMSA sophomore Paige Delsa .

Tucker Henderson spots Sara DeMattie as she warms up for Nationals

The Chiefs earned fifth place in the nation for Men’s-Women’s Combined Varsity Equipped and two lifters earned individual medals: Paige Delsa, fourth place, and Rodney Robinson, fourth place in their respective weight classes.

Tucker Henderson

Over 100 teams from around the country competed in the event. DeMattie will go on to lift at the college level for the LA Tech Iron Dawgs while Robinson and Delsa will return next year to compete for Natchitoches Central

Team trophy