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March 11, 2014

Buffs win powerlifting regional

McALESTER — McAlester’s powerlifting squad scored in eight out of 11 weight classes, winning Class 5A with 99 points and finishing second overall among large schools at Saturday’s Oklahoma Football Coaches Association powerlifting regional at Hartshorne.

Hartshorne scored 55 points and finished third in 2A and fifth overall among smaller schools, according to Hartshorne coach Bill Williams. Hugo and Stilwell won the small and large school regionals, respectively.

According to Williams, Caden Pratt led the Buffs again, posting the best deadlift in the large school competition and winning Outstanding Lifter. Pratt deadlifted 430 pounds in the 132-pound weight class.

Pratt also squatted 345 pounds and benched 175 for a total of 930 pounds. That put him first in his class in the squat, the deadlift and overall, and third in the benchpress.

Michael Pickens also competed for the Buffs in the 132-pound class. His 210-pound squat and 635 total pounds placed him fifth in both categories.

Sam Adams placed fourth in the 123-pound class with 735 total pounds. He placed first in the deadlift with 355 pounds and third in the squat with 240.

Kyler Thompson won the 145-pound weight class with 1,000 total pounds. He placed second in both the squat (370 pounds) and deadlift (425).

Jay Gilbertson didn’t place overall in the 157-pound class, but he won the deadlift with 420 pounds and placed fifth in the squat with 535.

Cameron Hunter placed third overall in the 168-pound class with 1,055 pounds. Hunter placed third in the deadlift (430 pounds), fourth in the bench (235) and fourth in the squat (390).

Riley Smith finished second overall in the 220-pound class with 1,240 pounds. He won the squat (490 pounds), placed second in the bench (300) and fifth in the deadlift (450).

Matt Ferrell finished second overall in the 242-pound class with 1,310 pounds. He won the benchpress (305 pounds) and squat (500 pounds) and placed third in the deadlift (505).

Brett Weeks rounded out the Buffs’ placers, squatting 455 pounds and taking fifth in that event in the 275-pound weight class.

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