On the evening of February 28th around 8:00 p.m. powerlifting uniforms were delivered by the US Postal Service. On February 29th Wylie High School Powerlifting made its debut at the Last Chance Qualifier meet at Keller Central High School. In less than 24 hours of receiving their uniforms Wylie Powerlifting had two Regional qualifiers!
Wylie ISD was able to send two athletes to compete in the Last Chance Qualifier meet at Keller Central High School. The powerlifting season was coming to an end; however the sport is designed to provide many opportunities to qualify for the regional meet. Meaning an athlete can miss an entire season of competing so long as they qualify at a qualifier meet, they are able to compete for a top 12 spot in their region.
Reece Gooding placed third at this meet with a three-lift total of 830. His squat was 315, bench 200, and a deadlift of 315. All this was performed at a body weight of 122.4 pounds. This total advances Reece to first place in Region 1.
Noah Beach was the second competitor to qualify for Wylie ISD. He placed 13th out of 21 lifters. However, with his performance of a squat of 380, bench of 255, and deadlift of 365 he is ranked 8th in region in the 165 pound weight class. His performance has also locked him into the regional meet.
Coach Tim Maskill said: “These young men competed in a gym full of metroplex schools. The future looks bright for Powerlifting at Abilene Wylie.”
The Regional Meet will be on Saturday, March 14th at the Coronado Middle School Gym in Plainview. The meet will begin at 9:00 AM.