Strength of Atlanta
Feb. 15, a rivalry was renewed when Strength of Atlanta traveled to Redwater High School for the Redwater Powerlifting Invitational.
This was the first competitive meeting between the schools since the recent UIL realignment pitted the pair against one another in District 7-3A next fall.
In an awesome display of force, Strength of Atlanta dominated the meet winning the overall trophy, Lifter of the Meet and securing four first place finishes.
Lifters winning their weight classes included: Jordan Prignit in the 132-pound weight class. His total weight lifted was 745 pounds. In the 148-pound class, Dalton Johnson amassed a total of 985 pounds. Zee Barfoot ran away with the 198-pound class, besting the division by 175 pounds, while totaling 1,295 pounds.
Clayton Mosley took second place in the 181s with a total of 1,310, and due to his lower body weight won Lifter of the Meet for the heavy weight classes.
Jacob Nash won overall Lifter of the Meet and first place in the 165-pound division with a total of 1,300 pounds. This total qualifies Jacob as the number one lifter in the region in his weight class, as well.
Other medalists included Cody Maxie (second) in the 123 class, Trey Adams (third) in the 220s, Cade Fant (fifth) in the 220s, Tyrell King (fourth) in the 242-pound class, Francisco Martinez (third) in 275s and Dustin Williams claimed second place in the Super Heavyweight classification.
Every lifter for Strength of Atlanta set personal records in each discipline, as well as their total weight lifted.
Several lifters finished just off the medal podium, also. Strength of Atlanta lifters in Redwater who set personal bests were Zachariah Jefferson, Colin Morris, Thomas Steward, Lakeceion Richardson, Jordan Stiger, Jeremiah Jefferson, Conner Samples, Jordan Alvarez, Jared Cowgill, Tate Mitchell and Jacob Humphrey.
This group of young lifters has Strength of Atlanta set up for success for years to come.
The team results at the end of the evening saw Strength of Atlanta with 51 points, Redwater with 35, Winnsboro 30, New Boston 20, Queen City 19, Liberty-Eylau 17, Omaha Pewitt 10 and Big Sandy Harmony 3.
Thursday’s performance was a momentous achievement for AD Matt McClure, coaches Christian Block and David Allen, Strength of Atlanta and all of those involved in the success they are enjoying.