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February 5, 2014

Wilburton powerlifting competes in Prague



Travis Holsten and Anthony Glover both competed in the 148-pound class, but neither placed. Holsten squatted 215, benched 165 and deadlifted 295; Glover squatted 215, benched 115 and deadlifted 260.

Okemah won the ninth-grade meet with 77 total points.

Levi Knight led Wilburton’s eighth-grade powerlifters, finishing third in the 132-pound weight class. He squatted 210, benched 135 and deadlifted 235, taking second in the bench press and third in the other two events.

Travis Moody finished fourth in the 181-pound class. He squatted 235, benched 185 and deadlifted 335, taking third in bench press and fifth in deadlift.

Tyler Crabtree finished fifth in the 105-pound class. He squatted 150, benched 110 and deadlifted 200, taking fourth in the bench press and fifth in the other two events.

Cutler Lacy took third in the bench press but didn’t place overall in the heavyweight class. He squatted 240, benched 165 and deadlifted 320.

Ian Mooers took fifth in the bench press but didn’t place overall in the 165-pound class. He squatted 165, benched 115 and deadlifted 225.

Wilburton’s eighth-grade team finished ninth out 12 small-school teams with 28 points. Afton won with 154.

Sophomore Tyler Barnes led the Wilburton high school team, placing fourth in the 198-pound class. He squatted 340, benched 295 and took second in that event and deadlifted 410.

None of Wilburton’s other four high school powerlifters placed. Jacob Killion squatted 260 in the 198-pound class, benched 155 and deadlifted 280.

Josh Kendrick squatted 250 in the 181-pound class, benched 205 and deadlifted 340. Samuel Samples squatted 235 in the 242-pound class, benched 145 and deadlifted 225.

Cody Silva squatted 280 in the 275-pound class, benched 180 and deadlifted 325. Scoring six points, Wilburton’s high school team finished 16th.

Okemah won the high school meet with 119 points.

Marsaln said the powerlifting meets serve as an extra enticement for football players to stay in shape during the offseason. He said the chance at medals and awards can keep players motivated when offseason training starts to feel like a grind.

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