Powerlifters qualify for state

State Qualifiers

The Natchitoches Central Chiefs powerlifting team placed third overall at Central Regionals last weekend. Individual winners in their weight classes include James Jackson, second place; Colin Moran, second; and Dillan Young, third. Many lifters placed fourth-seventh. The Lady Chiefs also reigned at Central Regionals three taking the top level on the podium and one in third place.

From left are James Jackson, Dillan Young and Colin Moran

They are, Sharissa Johnson, first and Best Lifter award; Kara Pullig, first; Mackenzie Johnson, first; and Jayda White, third.

They also had several in the fourth-sixth positions. Those lifters could move up and compete at state if anyone drops out in their weight class.

State Rankings

Boys took third place in Regionals


Colin Moran, 132 pound class, rank 5

James Jackson, 242, rank 5

Best Lifter
Sharissa Johnson


Mackenzie Rachal, 114, rank 7

Jayda White, 123, rank 3

Mackenzie Johnson, 132, rank 1

Kara Pullig, 181, rank 2

Briona Tousaint, 198, rank 7

Olutumike Adeleye, 220, rank 9

Sharissa Johnson, SHW, rank 2

Branteal Layton, SHW, rank 8