The Tiger’s Powerlifting team is making the final preparations to go head-to-head and bring home the 2022 State Champion Trophy on Thursday, March 24 at ULM in Monroe, LA. A victory on Thursday would be a repeat of their 2021 State Champion Title. The competition is fierce, but they are ready. The 11-man team will compete in (8) weight classes. Unlike other high school sports, powerlifting teams, compete in the same division whether a public or private school. Divisions are then determined by student population. Many High School Powerlifting competes in Division 4. These athletes have just three short months of specific weight training for this sport. Led by returning Seniors and outstanding power lifters, London Williams, Sardavion Darwin, Ethan Williams and Evan Williams, this team has the determination and drive to win it all again. Head Coach, Jesse Curtis is dedicated to proper lifting form and demands safe lifts before increasing in weight. Now, when it counts most, he has confidence he can push each competitor to their full potential. 2022 MHS Powerlifting Team freshmen competing in 114lb. weight class are Demario “Deuce” Woods and Jeremiah Williams, followed by Sophomore Chase Higginbotham lifting in 123lbs. weight class. Ethan Williams, a senior and Kentavious Maxie, sophomore both lift in the 132lb. bracket. Sardavion “Dayday” Darwin, senior lifts in the 148lb class and London Williams, a senior, lifts in the 165lb. class and is expected to lift record weights in Monroe. Juniors, Cole Pickett and Dutch Kor will be competing in the 181lb. group. MHS Junior, Colton Boswell lifts at 198lbs. and competing in the 275lb. class is MHS Junior, Adam Miller. Evans Williams, a Senior is the team manager after a football injury sidelined him for the powerlifting. Everyone is welcome to attend the 2022 LHSSA Powerlifting State Championship. The event will be held on Thursday, March 24 at University of Louisiana Monroe, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana 71209 in Fant Ewing Coliseum. Results will be posted in real time on http://lhspla.net/. Let’s get together and cheer on the Many Tigers to a repeat victory.
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