By: JOHN CANNON
(ABILENE) – The Edcouch-Elsa Yellowjackets walked into the Texas High School Powerlifting Association State Meet as one of the favorites to capture the overall boys title in Class 5A.
When all was said and done, they weren’t just the favorites anymore; they were the “Champs!”
E-E had two lifters claim first in their division and added a second-place finisher to their total which gave them 19 overall points.
Those points were more than enough to seal the deal as the Jackets claimed the boys state championship in Class 5A on Saturday afternoon.
Ricky Ortiz took home first place in the 148-pound weight class thanks to a total of 1500 pounds and Jorge Soto claimed first in the 275-pound weight division with an 1820 total.
Cody Alvarado placed second in the 242-pound weight class as he hit a total of 1715 pounds.
Here are the final results for Edcouch-Elsa boys powerlifting:
148-lb: Ricky Ortiz (1500 total) 1st Place
165-lb: Adam Walle (1385 total) 8th Place
220-lb: Nate Vallejo (1420 total) 13th Place
242-lb: Cody Alvarado (1715 total) 2nd Place
275-lb: Jorge Soto (1820 total) 1st Place
275-lb: Imanol Rodriguez (1550 total) 12th Place