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once again to Kelly Blair of 1 On 1 Elite Personal Fitness of Pasadena,
Texas for hosting the APA Texas State Powerlifting Championships.
Despite the rain and cold, spectators came out in droves to watch
lifters from all over the great State of Texas compete on the platform.
In the men's 165's, 11 year old Jessie Burttschell set 8 world records
and ending his day with an all time best total of 630 pounds. In
the Junior's, Christopher Golden ended up with a 1220 pound
total. Lots of competition in the 198's. Ending up with the
biggest total, submaster Wayne Hinds came out with a 1565 total for a
new Texas record. Master lifter Roger Lee ended his day with 4
Texas records and a total of 1255, while master lifter Glenn Routhouska
finished with a 1100 pound total. In the 220's, 15 year old Seth
Mize cleaned house with 2 American records and 2 World records and a
new PR total of 860. Also in the 220's, first time lifter Josh
Ferguson came out on the top with a big 1720 pound total for a new
Texas record and Best Lifter. Elija Adams also had a fine day
with his 1205 pound total. In the 242's, first time lifter
Gary Alford came up on top with his 1460 total, and teen lifter Lance
Fitzgerald ended up with a 1285 total. Also lifting for the first
time ever, in the 275's, Jason Ferguson ended his day with a 500 pound
bench press for a new Texas record and a big 1750 total.
In the bench press only division, lifting in the men's 198's, submaster
Wayne Hinds pushed up a big 430 bench press while just missing 450
giving Wayne Best Bencher of the day. In the 220's, submaster
Raul Perez came out on top with a big 415, while Ryan Cidzik nailed 405
on his 2nd attempt and passed on his 3rd. Also in the 220's,
submaster Raymond Jansky ended his day with a 375 bench. In the
242's there were some huge attempts but unfortunately no success.
Erik Wright opened with a huge 615 just missing it and then giving 640
for a ride when his bench shirt blew out. Erik passed on his 3rd
attempt. Chad Matthews opened with 540 just missing it and then
gave 550 for an unsuccessful ride on his 2nd and 3rd attempts.
Coming out on the top of the pack, Michael Dorm nailed 450 on his 2nd
attempt, giving him 1st place in the 242's. Lifting in the 275's,
submaster lifter Chester Maylone ended his day with a 355 bench
press. In the 308's, master lifter Steve Burttschell gave 520 a
ride for three unsuccessful attempts. Back on the platform after
many years, SHW submaster lifter Blake Sterling opened with a huge 675,
just missing it. He came back with the same weight on his 2nd and
3rd attempts just missing it each time.
Thanks to all the lifters who came out to compete our platform and all
the great people who came to support them. A special thanks to
our Judges Steve Burttschell, Ryan Cidzik, Maria McCullough, head judge
Shannon McDougal, and our spotters/loaders Brian Propst, Brian Nugier,
and James Evans. Thanks also to the Burttschell family and the
McDougal family for their help cleaning up after the meet.
A special thanks also to Mike Lambert of PLUSA and John Inzer of Inzer
Advance Designs for all of your continued support.