Whitehouse debuts powerlifting season

The Whitehouse powerlifters excelled at the Lindale meet. The team includes, front row (left to right) Destiny Mcpherson, Macy Smith and Ashlee Taylor; back row (left to right), Nathan Picketpin, Braiden Miller, Chaez Spurlock, Jeremiah Johnson, Jonathan Housely, Brayden Bulman and Richard Rodriguez.
The Whitehouse powerlifters excelled at the Lindale meet. The team includes, front row (left to right) Destiny Mcpherson, Macy Smith and Ashlee Taylor; back row (left to right), Nathan Picketpin, Braiden Miller, Chaez Spurlock, Jeremiah Johnson, Jonathan Housely, Brayden Bulman and Richard Rodriguez.
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Chaez Spurlock grabbed gold and Macy Smith, Destiny McPherson and Jeremiah Johnson all mined silver at the Lindale Invitational powerlifting meet Saturday, Jan. 6.

Three others captured bronze for third place, including Ashlee Taylor, Richard Rodriguez and Johnathan Housley.

The Wildcats placed fourth in the team standings with 22 points, while the Ladycats scored 13 points for seventh place.

Spurlock was first in the 165-pound class. He had lifts of 415 (pounds) in the squat, 255 in the bench press and 435 in the deadlift for a total of 1,105 pounds. Johnson was second in the same class with lifts of 410 in the squat, 230 in the bench press and 405 in the deadlift for a total of 1,045 pounds.

In the same class, Brayden Bulman had lifts of 365 (squat), 225 (bench press) and 395 (deadlift) for a total of 985 pounds and fifth place. Joshua Farrar placed sixth with lifts of 335, 215 and 355 for a total of 905 pounds.

Housley captured third place in the 242-pound class with lifts of 415, 300 and 450 for a total of 1,165, and Nathaniel Picketpin placed fifth in the 198-pound class with lifts of 310, 165 and 365 for a total of 840 pounds.

In the 114-pound class, Rodriquez finished in third place with lifts of 190, 135 and 245 for a total of 570 pounds. Braiden Miller placed fourth in the 132-pound class with lifts of 275, 170 and 250 for a total of 695 pounds and in the 165-pound class, Devin Pierce had a lifts of 310 and 225 but did not post a lift in the deadlift.

Smith participated in the 132-pound class and her second place total of 630 pounds included lifts of 245 (squat), 125 (bench press) and 260 (deadlift). McPherson had lifts of 275, 120 and 265 for a total of 660 for second place in the 165-pound class.

Ashlee Taylor placed third in the 123-pound class with lifts of 185, 100 and 235 for a total of 520 pounds.

Kayla Anderson had lifts of 205, 120 and 215 for sixth place in the 220-pound class, Jaicee Walker posted lifts of 250, 120 and 225 for a total of 595 and seventh place in the 165-pound class, and Sydney Halbrook placed 11th in the 148-pound class with lifts of 185, 85, 200 for a total of 470 pounds.

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