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Ram Powerlifters Medal at Texas Strength Classic

March 05, 2020

Six members of Angelo State University’s Ram Powerlifting Club brought home a host of awards, including three first-place medals, from the U.S.A. Powerlifting (USAPL) Texas Strength Classic competition held March 1 at Texas Strength Systems in San Antonio.

(Back row, L-R) Adrianne Thomas, Nicholas Propst, Kobe Roberson, Eli Perez, Kelsey Wheadon, Migue... (Back row, L-R) Adrianne Thomas, Nicholas Propst, Kobe Roberson, Eli Perez, Kelsey Wheadon, Miguel Arroyo, Jaylen Montgomery, Josh Ontiveros; (Seated, L-R) Kory Young, Roberto RiojasThe competition was open to all registered USAPL members. Competing in the Junior and Teen 3 divisions, ASU club members also recorded one third-place, one fourth-place and one sixth-place performance 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:

Men’s Division

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.