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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.
Bench Press –
Petra Villegas – 123 weight class, Junior Division – 1st place, 77.0 lbs.
Petra Villegas – 123 weight class, Junior Division – 1st place, 220.2 lbs., National Collegiate Record
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