RegionalsPosted by Coach Rock on 2/27/2023
The powerlifting season sadly came to an end this past Saturday.
Abby Moilan took 4th place at the Regional meet (second year in a row to get a medal) at the regional meet. She had a good squat of 285, benched 165 and a deadlift of 315. Abby had a fantastic year along with all the girls and was a few lifts away from making it to the state competition. Our goal next year is that every first lift is a STATE lift.
The girls had a great year going to four meets and the regional meet. Eva Almanderez, Alyana Cortez, Brianna Moreno, and Abby Moilan are all returning next year and looking to dominate the top spots in their weight classes.
On the boys'side, Alexis Yakobo (114), O'Rylyn Crockett (132) and RJ Moilan (308) were all first alternates for regionals this year (meaning they are number 13). Everyone that participated in boys powerlifting was a first year lifter and only looking forward to getting stronger and better next year.
While the Texas High School season is over, lifting never ends. The weight room is open every day and any student (and staff) can participate. A few of the kids are interested in USPLA, which is the national level lifting and they are ranked by age group and weight class. If you know any students interested in lifting or if YOU may be interested, come lift after school. If you are interested in being an adult lifter (or have students who want to lift) come find me in room 101 or after school.
Fossil RidgePosted by Coach Rock on 2/23/2023
Last night, your Cougar boys went to Keller ISD-Fossil Ridge High School for the last qualifier of the year. It was a highly competitive meet with 7 teams present and over 80 young men competing. All of the guys that went were freshmen and all medaled (top 5).
Alexis Yakobo competed in the 114 weight class and took 1st place with a total of 520 lbs (he only weights 101), O'Rylyn Crockett took 2nd place in the 132 Weight Class with a 710 total, Josh Raja competed in the 181 weight class which had 13 boys in it and took 4th place with a 990 total and Patrick Brought took 5th place in the 198 weight class with a 740 total.
This has been a great year on all sides for the boys and girls. We had 13 boys total compete in all of our meets and currently have 4 that could make regionals (we will find out on Monday. Only the top 12 advance in each weight class.
This weekend, Abby Moilan will compete at the girls regional powerlifting meet in Kennedale and try to take a shot at state.
114 weight class Alexis 1st (#11 in region)
132 weight class O'Rylyn 2nd (#14 in region)
181 weight class Josh 4th
198 weight class Patrick 5th
Keller Central MeetPosted by Coach Rock on 2/21/2023
This past Friday, Abby Moilan went to the final qualifier of the year at Keller Central. Abby took first in her weight class with an 825 total (Squatted 335, Benched 175, Deadlift 315). She also set a new personal record for her bench. Abby is currently third in the region and will compete this Saturday at Kennedale in the girls'regional meet.
It has been a successful season overall for the girls.
Eva Almanderez competed and finished the season 14th overall in her weight class at the region level with a 570 total. Eva has really grown as a lifter and her numbers continue to climb.
Alyana Cortez had the most improvement of all the athletes as she started the year only able to squat 95lbs and finished with a big squat of 215lbs. Alyana will compete next year in her senior year.
Ava Maples started lifting, but did not compete. Her numbers were going up, but her schedule did not allow her to attend the meets.
Briana Moreno is lifting, but a mild injury at the beginning of the year sidelined her and she was only able to cheer on her teammates. However, she was at EVERY single meet this year and boosted everyone's morale.
If any girls are interested in lifting, please see Coach Rock.
Powerlifting is year round and we will have some USPLA meets this summer. (YES, THERE IS AN ADULT GROUP IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED!).
MEETS LEFT OF THE YEAR
Keller Fossil Ridge BOYS MEET 2/22/23
GIRLS REGIONALS KENNEDALE 2/25/23
BOYS REGIONALS DECAUTER 3/7/23 (currently Alexis Yakobo and Robert Moilan have a shot at Regionals)
GIRLS STATE FRISCO 3/17/23
Girls' SuccessPosted by Coach Rock on 2/9/2023
The girls had a great night at Timbercreek powerlifting meet. A ton of PRs. The top 12 go to regionals after next Saturday.
Abby Moilan took 1st place in her weight class and is currently 3rd in the region.
Eva Almanderez took 2nd place in her weight class and is currently 9th in the region.
Allyana Cortez took 2nd place and is currently 16th in the region.
Our next meet is a final qualifier at Central next Friday and then regionals.
Boys' SuccessPosted by Coach Rock on 2/9/2023
Two weeks ago, the boys had a powerlifting meet here at Western Hills High School. We took 2nd overall at the meet. Alexis Yakobo, Javares Hamilton, Josh Raga, Kheaven Johnson and Robert Moilan all took first place at the meet. Results are below.
Regionals are coming up in a few weeks and the top 12 go to regionals in March. Currently, Alexis, Javares and RJ are on track to compete at regionals.
Further results: Last night, Coach Sutton took the boys to Dunbar for the last meet of the year.
Alexis Yakobo impressed everyone with a 155 squat, 95lb bench, 200 deadlift and took 1st . Orylyn Crocket hit 225 on squat, 160 on bench, and 265 on deadlift. Patrick Broughton took 4th in his weight class with a 280 Squat, 135 bench, and a 335 deadlift. Joshua Raga took 1st place with a squat of 390 lbs, a 225 bench and a 325 deadlift.
First MeetPosted by Coach Rock on 1/12/2023
Your Lady Cougars had a great powerlifting meet last night at Keller Central. All of our girls received medals and are looking at regional numbers. Every lift they ended with will be an opener at the next meet.
If you know anyone interested in powerlifting, come visit Coach Rock in room 101. The boys will compete at Western Hills on January 26th (We are in need of volunteers to help) and the girls will go to Keller High on the 25th.
Great Night Lady Cougars 1st place and overall 1st
Eva Almanderez -1st place in her weight class
Allyana Cortez - 3rd place in her weight class