Fresh off the Class 5A regional championship, the Durant Lion powerlifting team will take on the rest of the state today in the State Powerlifting Meet at Prague.
The Lions were extremely impressive in last weekend’s regional meet at Antlers as racked up 112 total points, which was third overall behind only Sulphur and Poteau. They had six regional placers and qualified 12 lifters for the state meet.
DeMario Gray was the regional champ at 275 pounds as he posted a total of 1,390 on the three lifts with 540 pounds on squat, 300 on bench and 550 on deadlift.
Cameron Steadman notched a total of 1,315 pounds in the heavyweight division to place third overall (515 squat, 290 bench, 510 deadlift). Tyler Olive finished third in the 242-pound division as he notched a total of 1,315 pounds (440 squat, 315 bench, 560 deadlift).
Jaston Daniels was third at 168 pounds with an impressive combination of 1,100 pounds (440 squat, 225 bench, 435 deadlift). Brandon Fox captured fourth place at 157 pounds totaling 965 pounds (355 squat, 215 bench, 395 deadlift).
Matthew Carter took fifth at 145 pounds with a 905 pound total (330 squat, 205 bench, 370 deadlift) while Kash Edwards claimed ninth and Matthew Gillis placed 10th.
At 220 pounds, Jared Iscimenier claimed seventh with 1,195 pounds (430 squat, 265 bench, 500 deadlift) while Derek Ogden and Landon Tubbs also picked up team points with total lifts of 1,155 and 1,100 pounds respectively.
Parker Maldonado finished seventh at 123 pounds notching a lift total of 660 (195 squat, 150 bench, 315 deadlift). Jackson Seay was 10th at 132 pounds.
“We had some outstanding performances from guys that are peaking at the right time,” Durant head coach Ron Norman said. “We are excited to see how they perform at the state meet.”
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