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UHD Powerlifting Successfully Defends WABDL Southwest Regional Title in Dallas

August 2, 2011

Members of UHD Powerlifting won an extremely hard-fought and close battle on Saturday in defending their WABDL Southwest Regional Title (formerly the Southern Region) in Dallas.  The WABDL Regional Championships are not collegiate competitions, but rather are contested across the various age divisions.  Ninety-five lifters were entered in the contest, but the four teams represented were all collegiate: UHD, two very powerful Palo Alto College squads, and a dangerous North Texas team.  Coach Hudson knew this would be a close fight, particularly since UHD Powerlifting has been short-handed this summer, with a number of first-string lifters out of town for work or internships.  Since the regional championships are contested by age divisions, Coach Hudson enlisted the help of some “future Gators”—high school lifters that he has been recruiting—to fill some holes on the UHD roster.  UHD lifters won some key head-to-head battles with Palo Alto and North Texas lifters to place first as a team with 252 points, four points ahead of Palo Alto #1 squad.  Had just one UHD lifter failed to win one of these head-to-head battles, UHD would have lost the title.

UHD Powerlifting won’t be in action again until the WABDL World Championships, which will be held in Reno, Nevada in November.

Individual Results

Bench Press –

Petra Villegas – 123 weight class, Junior Division – 1st place, 77.0 lbs.
Jesus Sanchez – 123 weight class, Junior Division – 1st place, 270.0 lbs., National Collegiate Record
Lonnie Overturf – 165 weight class, Teen 16-17 Division – 1st place, 380.2 lbs., National High
School Record, Best Lifter Teen Bench Press
Ilian Rojas – 181 weight class, Junior Division – 1st place, 363.7 lbs.
Imaray Rojas – 181 weight class, Teen 18-19 Division – 1st place, 270.0 lbs.
Jordan Glenn – 198 weight class, Teen 16-17 Division – 1st place, 374.0 lbs.
Carlos Mata – 198 weight class, Junior Division – 1st place, 424.2 lbs., National Collegiate Record, Best Lifter Junior Bench Press
Waldo Villarreal – 220 weight class, Junior Division – 1st place, 396.2 lbs.

Deadlift –

Petra Villegas – 123 weight class, Junior Division – 1st place, 220.2 lbs., National Collegiate Record
Jesus Sanchez – 123 weight class, Junior Division – 1st place, 364.8 lbs., Junior National Record
Lonnie Overturf – 165 weight class, Teen 16-17 Division – 1st place, 519.1 lbs., National High School Record
Ilian Rojas – 181 weight class, Junior Division – 3rd place, 512.5 lbs.
Imaray Rojas – 181 weight class, Teen 18-19 Division – 1st place, 314.0 lbs.
Luis Morales – 198 weight class, Junior Division – 2nd place, 462.7 lbs.
Jordan Glenn – 198 weight class, Teen 16-17 Division – 1st place, 606.2 lbs., Best Lifter Teen Deadlift

 


UHD's Ilian Rojas lifting at the 2011 WABDL Soutwest Regional

     
     
   

 

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