FHS’s Garza, Thompson finish 5th in state powerlifting meet

Published 12:31 am Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Franklinton’s Randy Garza and Stevie Thompson were fifth in the state for their weight classes at the Division II state powerlifting meet that took place in Alexandria on Friday.
Garza was fifth in the in the 123-pound weight class. He lifted 650 pounds total after squatting 215, bench pressing 135 and deadlifting 300.
Pearl River’s Tyreck Hopkins is the 123s state champion with an 830.
Thompson posted an 1,100 in the 165s. Thompson had a 385 squat, 255 bench and 460 deadlift.
Lutcher’s Daevon Adams is the state champion in the 165s with a 1,270.
Mason Givens was eighth in the super heavyweight division. Givens totaled 965. He squatted 315, benched 245 and deadlifted 405.
Buckeye’s Andrew Dauzat is the super heavyweight champion with a 1,510.
Wyatt Hensley was ninth for the 165s after tallying a 1,015. Hensley squatted 365, benched 225 and deadlifted 425.
“Whenever you go to state, a lot of the weights they’ve done are kind of set in stone, so if a young man moves up one spot (in the seedings based on regionals), they’ve had a great meet,” Franklinton coach John Lambert said. “We had a few guys that moved up spots in state. We had three young men that went as freshmen last year, but got injured during football season. We would love to finish in the top three, but our kids did the best they could do. Our seniors are sad that it’s over.”
Garza moved up from sixth to fifth. Thompson went from eighth to fifth. Givens went as an alternate and moved from 10th and eighth.
Garza, Thompson and Hensley are the seniors.
Lambert said the team has a lot of competitors coming back next year.
Assumption’s Nicholas Duet is the Outstanding Lifter for the Light Platform (114-165 weight classes) while Tioga’s James Curtland is the Outstanding Lifter in the Heavy Platform (181-super heavyweight).
Assumption won the team competition with 43 points, as 17 teams posted points.
Buckey was second with 31, followed by Tioga’s 30, Franklin Parish’s 14 and Lutcher’s 12.
Franklinton was 16th with two points.

Franklinton’s Randy Garza squats at a meet this season. Garza was fifth in the 123-pound weight class at the state meet in Alexandria on Friday.