Atlanta Ironworkers finish season at state meet
Mar. 23, the Atlanta powerlifting team was represented well at the State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene.
Senior lifter Jacob Nash medaled in third place with a total of 1,375 pounds in the 165-pound weight class.
Nash had a career best 340-pound bench press and was named to the Texas High School Powerlifting Association (THSPA) Academic All-State Elite Team.
Sophomore Tyrell King posted a career high 1,590 pounds to medal fifth in the 275-pound class.
King squatted 630 pounds, benched 390 pounds and dead lifted 570 pounds which were all personal and team bests this season.
Senior Clayton Mosley had a career best 1,385 pounds which placed him sixth in the 181-pound class. Mosley was named to the THSPA Academic All-State Second Team.
Sophomore Trey Adams placed eighth in the 220-pound weight class with a total of 1,370 pounds. Adams tied his career best with a 500-pound dead lift.
Junior Cade Fant placed 11th in the 242-pound class with a total of 1,390 but did pump out a personal best 535-pound squat at the meet.
Dalton Johnson, who was a 4-time regional qualifier, was also named to the THSPA Academic All-State Second Team.
Head Coach Craig Fant had this to say after the conclusion of another solid year and the state meet.
“We had a big day Saturday. There was some great competition. There was an average of more than 300 kids in each weight class that lifted this year in our division and 12-16 made it to state in each class,” Fant said. “All of our guys were right at peak performance and they performed well. Sometimes the judging at state gets really strict which often makes it hard to have big numbers. For example, Trey (Adams) hit a 585 squat that looked good to us but got a couple red lights, but overall our gang all had some good lifts and did really well.”
“We are very proud of our seniors. Those three guys have done a great job all year long,” Fant added. “This has been a top notch year for Atlanta Iron and we are proud of the work all our lifters have put into it.”