Gold medal meet for Lobo lifters

Another week, another first place finish for the Lehman Lobo boys and girls powerlifting squads as they both secured the gold medal Saturday at the Hays Rebel meet held at Joe Graham Gym. The Lehman Lady Lobos tallied 69 team points, which surpassed second place San Antonio East Central’s 29.

On the boys side, Lehman finished with 52 points while Geronimo Navarro took second with 30 points. Lady Lobo powerlifters Malia Gonzales, Karla Olmedo, Kayla Loupe, Amber Saenz and Ashley Villanueva secured gold in their individual weight classes Saturday, while Lobos Brayden Bromonsky, Jacob Vasquez, Diego Macedo, Seth Sanchez took first place during the Rebel meet. Hays Lady Rebel powerlifter Anissa Burnham took first place in her respective weight class.

On Jan. 8, both Lobo powerlifting squads held serve as hosts of the Lehman kickoff, winning first place at that meet as well. 

Above, Lehman Lobo powerlifter Rolando Valenzuela (left) quite literally had the back of teammate Eric Cruz whom he helped to apply chalk prior to taking on the chest press at the Hays Rebel powerlifting meet Saturday.

Above, Lehman Lobo Kayla Loupe makes sure to locate the best place for her hands to go prior to settling in for another attempt at the chest press Saturday at Joe Graham Gym.

Above, Hays Rebel Anissa Burnham (center) composes herself and takes some time to reflect prior to settling in under the bar as she readied for one of her first chest press repetitions of the day.

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