HIGH SCHOOL POWERLIFTING: Girls lift at regionals

By ERIC VICCARO
sports@bowienewsonline.com

If you want drama, come to today’s Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association Conference 3A Region 6 meet at Bowie High School.
See, Bowie’s Carrington Davis and Nocona’s Lexi Towery are both in the mix to claim the 165-pound title today – along with competitors from Alvord and Pottsboro.
“It could come down to the last deadlift,” Bowie head powerlifting coach Quentin Berend said. “It’s going to be a battle, and both girls have been back and forth (all season).”
Nocona head coach Jonathan Shaw concurs.
“It’s the most competitive class,” he said.
All four girls are within 20 pounds worth of lifts among them, and that’s why there’s plenty of drama to watch.
The first bar will be loaded at 9 a.m., with the squat up first. The bench press is set to begin around 10:45 a.m., and the deadlift around 12:30 p.m.
This meet will feature 115 lifters from 38 different schools from around north and east Texas, and it marks the first time the regional meet will take place in Bowie. Read more, and see an information box, in the Feb. 27 Bowie News.

Nocona’s Deziray Graham in the 220-plus pound division is one of the contenders to qualify for the state meet on March 18 in Corpus Christi. Graham competed at the regional meet on Saturday, Feb. 27.