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