Powerlifters secure second place in tournament
From Staff Reports

Jan. 17, 2005 -- In their first meet of the season Saturday, the Sulphur Springs powerlifters secured second place and had one of their own declared the Best Lifter on the Lightweight Platform.

Sulphur Springs scored 34 points to take second place at their own meet, the Second Annual Wildcat Powerlifting Meet, behind McKinney, which scored 35 points. New Boston was a distance third with 26.

Junior Kasey Follis, who won first place in the 148-pound division, was also named Best Lifter on the Lightweight Platform, which is based on his total weight lifted divided by the lifter's body weight. Follis lifted a total of 1,165 pounds in the three lifts: bench press, squat and dead lift.

The Wildcats reached their point total by having two first-place finishers in their weight classification, three coming in second place and two more who won third place.

Junior Zack Lewis won first in the 132-pound class with a total of 965 pounds. Lewis qualified for regional as a freshman, but hurt his knee last year and did not lift.

Taking second place was sophomore Tanner Higgins in the 123-pound class with a total of 690 pounds. Higgins, who qualified for the regional meet last season as a freshman, missed winning his division by five pounds.

Senior Torey Mathies placed second in the 165-pound division. He was a regional alternate last year. Senior Zane Attaway also placed second in the 275-pound class with a lift of 1,270 pounds.

Taking third was sophomore Eric Gunderson, another regional qualifier in 2004, with a total of 665 pounds in the 114-pound division; and junior Lucas Garrison in the Super Heavy Weight class.

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