HIGH SCHOOL POWERLIFTING: For openers, Bowie succeeds

By ERIC VICCARO
sports@bowienewsonline.com

The Bowie High School powerlifting team embarked on their maiden voyage putting on an invitational meet.
Let’s consider this a success.
The girls’ squad garnered the Bowie Invitational with 31 points, four better than a talented crew from Springtown.
The boys finished third with 28 points, seven behind meet winner Gainesville and four in back of Wichita Falls City View. Bowie placed very high despite 275-pounder Saul Landaverde not present.
“Seeing all the first-year lifters earn medals made me happy,” Bowie strength-and-conditioning coach Monte Sewell said. “They performed like veterans. All of our girls earned medals, except for one.”
Bowie’s girls received contributions from newcomers such as Carrington Davis, Montana Holbach, Madison Metzler and Sami Deford.
“All the new girls stepped up, and returner Sofie Butler got third, which was good to see,” said Bowie head powerlifting coach Quentin Berend.
At 123 pounds, Kylie Robinson set a personal-best record with a 290-pound dead lift, as part of a winning three-discipline total of 650. The other lifts used as part of the score are the squat and bench press.
Carcyn Robertson, at 132 pounds, also won her weight division with a total of 640 pounds, including a 255-pound squat. Davis was second for Bowie at 165 pounds (640). Read more in The Bowie News.

Bowie’s Sofie Butler grimaces as she lifts weight during the Bowie Invitational powerlifting meet this past Saturday at the high school. Butler finished third in her weight class, and helped the Lady Rabbits to the title. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)