Uvalde High School hosts powerlifting meet next Saturday

Uvalde High School will host a powerlifting meet next Saturday.

Action will get underway at 9 a.m.

Coach Frank Gonzales’ Coyotes and the Lobos will face weight lifters from area high schools.

Gavin Vara and Marc Jaquez won first place for the Uvalde Coyotes in their respective weight divisions of the Natalia High School powerlifting meet held Jan. 5.

Vara, vying in the boys’ 181-pound weight class, took top honors with his total lift of 1,300 pounds.

He lifted 530 pounds in the squat, 250 pounds in the bench press, and 520 pounds in the deadlift.

Besides placing first in his weight division, Vara captured the meet award for being the top overall weightlifter in the meet.

Jaquez placed first in the boys’ 114-pound weight classification. He had a total lift of 695 pounds, including 230 pounds in the squat, 145 pounds in the bench, and 320 pounds in the deadlift.


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