Coyotes top powerlifting meet

Five Uvaldeans capture first place

Uvalde High School boys won five first-place medals en route to a first-place finish in the team standings of the UHS powerlifting meet held Feb. 2 in Harvey Kinchlow Gym.

Coach Frank Gonzales’ Coyotes totaled 53 points to finish far ahead of the meet runner-up Dilley Wolves, who placed second with 39 points.

Del Rio’s Rams wound up third with 36 points.

Gavin Vara had the best individual performance of the meet.

Competing in the boys’ 181-pound weight classification, Vara took first place with his total lift of 1,350 pounds.

Vara, who squatted 525 pounds, bench pressed 260 pounds, and dead lifted 565 pounds, won the best lifter of the meet award.


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