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Ram Powerlifting Club Excels at 2018 Longhorn Open

November 15, 2018

Angelo State University’s Ram Powerlifting Club brought home a host of awards, including 10 first-place medals, from the U.S.A. Powerlifting 2018 Longhorn Open competition held Nov. 10 at the University of Texas at Austin.

Ram Powerlifting Club at the 2018 Longhorn Open in AustinRam Powerlifting Club at the 2018 Longhorn Open in AustinCompeting against teams from colleges and universities across Texas, ASU team members also recorded four runner-up performances, one third-place and one fourth-place in various categories of both “equipped” and “raw” contests. Equipped contests allow competitors to wear special clothing, including bench shirts, squat suits and knee wraps, that allow them to lift heavier weights. Raw contests are conducted without any special clothing.

Lifters complete three attempts each at squat, bench press and deadlift. The qualifying total is the sum of the highest weight lifted in each of the three disciplines. ASU’s top finishers by category and weight class were:

Women’s Division

  • Adrianne Thomas of Mansfield:  First Place, Raw Collegiate, 125 pounds
  • Breanna Trevino of Corpus Christi:  First Place, Raw Collegiate, 185 pounds

Men’s Division

  • Bronson Burks of Bridgeport:  First Place, Raw Collegiate Category, 265 pounds
  • Josh Fisher of Katy:  First Place, Raw Push/Pull, 205 pounds
  • Kaiser Forcade of Fredericksburg:  First Place, Raw Collegiate, 265+ pounds
  • Toby Lambert of San Angelo:  First Place, Teen 3, 230 pounds; Third Place, Raw Collegiate, 230 pounds
  • Jaylen Montgomery of Waco:  First Place, Equipped Collegiate, 145 pounds
  • Kobe Roberson of Big Lake:  First Place, Open, 205 pounds; Second Place, Junior Raw, 205 pounds
  • Austin Rodriguez of Buda:  First Place, Raw Collegiate, 183 pounds
  • Haddan Stokes of Clyde:  First Place Equipped Collegiate, 265 pounds
  • Ben Garza of Wimberley:  Second Place, Raw Collegiate, 230 pounds
  • Collin Ryan of Austin:  Second Place, Raw Collegiate, 183 pounds
  • Jayson Zamora of Bandera:  Second Place, Raw Collegiate, 163 pounds
  • Joshua Ontiveros of Kerrville:  Fourth Place, Raw Collegiate, 183 pounds

Additionally, Burks was named Best Raw Lifter, and Stokes was named Best Equipped Lifter.

Unlike intramural teams, ASU club sports teams are registered student organizations that are directed and funded by the Office of Student Life and overseen by the Sports Club Council. Kelsey Wheadon of Copperas Cove is the student president of the Ram Powerlifting Club, and the faculty sponsor is Dr. Adam Parker, associate professor of kinesiology.