Creek girls win regional meet; RHS has regional qualifiers

By T. Scott Boatright

The “Revenge Tour” remains alive for Cedar Creek’s girls powerlifting team after taking their first regional championship over the weekend at the Ruston High School Gym.

Next up for Cedar Creek’s girls will be the state championships on March 25 at Fant Ewing Coliseum on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Last year Cedar Creek was one point shy of tying Calvary Baptist for the Division V state girls powerlifting title, prompting them at that point to start calling this year’s season their “Revenge Tour.”

“It was an amazing day — one that our girls have worked toward since the day after the championship meet last year. They were back in the weight room that next day,” said Cougars powerlifting coach Jacob Angevine. “It was a great day for all 11 of our ladies with each finishing in the top five of their weight classes. But it’s not over yet. They’re determined to get that revenge and go ahead and take state this year. They’ve already made history with their first regional championship ever. But they still want to accomplish that ultimate goal.”

All 11 of Cedar Creek’s girls powerlifters qualified for the state meet while 10 boys qualified to defend their 2021 Division V title during this year’s boys championships on March 24.

“The girls are primed and ready,” Angevine said. “But we had our entire girls team back. Our boys have an even tougher challenge after losing five key members off of last year’s squad. But they’re all ready to go and do their best at the state championships.”

For the Cedar Creek girls, sophomore Alli-Claire Johnson is the first-place qualifier in the 97-pound weight class after turning in lifts of 190 pounds in the squat, 95 pounds in the bench press and 195 pounds in the deadlift for a total of 480 pounds. That’s 95 pounds better than the second-place qualifier.

In the 105-pound class, Creek junior Kenley Brashear turned in lifts of 200 pounds in the squat, 95 in the bench press and 230 in the deadlift to qualify in third place with 520 total pounds.

Sophomore Emma Moore will represent the Lady Cougars in the 114-pound classification after recording lifts of 255 pounds (squat) 125 pounds (bench press) and 290 pounds (deadlift) for a total of 670 pounds.

Cedar Creek junior Madelyn Carroll is the top qualifier in the 123-pound weight class after turning in lifts of 300 pounds in the squat, 135 in the bench press and 320 in the deadlift to total 775 pounds.

In the 132-pound class, Cedar Creek’s Peyton Muse, a junior, is the top qualifier after making lifts of 275 (squat), 170 (bench press) and 315 pounds (deadlift) for a 760-pound total.

Cedar Creek sophomore Ainsley Riley is the top qualifier in the 148-pound weight class with lifts of 305 (squat) 175 (bench press) and 300 pounds (deadlift) for a total of 780 pounds.

Qualifying for third in that 148–pound class was Cedar Creek sophomore Elli Dickerson, who recorded lifts of 160 (squat), 125 (bench press) and 265 (deadlift) for a total of 650 pounds.    

Cedar Creek also had two state qualifiers in the 165-pound weight class.

Junior Tatum Brashear is the second-place qualifier with lifts of 260 in the squat, 165 in the bench press and 275 in the dead lift for a total 700 pounds.

Sophomore Lauren Enterkin is the fourth-place qualifier in the 165-pound class after turning in lifts of 280 in the squat, 170 in the bench press and 235 in the deadlift to total 685 pounds.

Creek sophomore Olivia Salter is the top qualifier in the 181-pound weight class after lifts of 330 (squat), 160 (bench press), and 300 pounds (deadlift) for a 790-pound total.

And in the 200-pound class, Cedar Creek sophomore Ashlynn Bourn is the second-place qualifier with lifts of 335 in the squat, 175 in the bench press and 350 pounds in the deadlift for a total of 860 pounds.  

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Cedar Creek Boys

In the 148-pound weight class Cedar Creek had two lifters qualify for the state championships.

Lawson Lillo took second place with lifts of 425 in the squat,  285 in the bench press and  470 in the dead lift for a total of  1,145 pounds while Cougars junior Parker Newman finished fifth in the 148-pound with class with lifts of 400 pounds in the squat, 240 in the  bench press and 340 pounds in the dead lift for a  total of 1,025 pounds.

Cedar Creek senior Jed Worthy turned in top lifts of 275 pounds (squat), 255 pounds (bench) and 430 (deadlift) for a third-place total of 1,160 pounds in the 165-pound class.

Junior Austin Webb followed in fourth-place in the 165-pound weight class with lifts of 400 in the squat, 275 in the bench press and 395 in the deadlift for a total of 1,070 pounds.

Cedar Creek had two finishers in the 181-pound weight class. Junior Owen Robinson finished second with lifts of 440 in the squat, 220 in the bench press and 450 in the deadlift for a total of 1,110 pounds while junior Reagan Pike took fifth place with lifts of 395 in the squat, 255 in the bench press and 410 in the deadlift for a total of 1,060 pounds.

Cougars sophomore Landon Amidon finished third in the 198-pound class with lifts of 390 in the squat, 260 in the bench press and 405 in the deadlift for a total of 1,055 pounds while Cedar Creek Jordan Amidon finished two spots behind with fifth-place totals of 420 (squat), 230 (bench press), 390 (deadlift) for a total of 1,040 pounds.

In the 220-pound weight classification, Cedar Creek junior Nicholas Thompson took seventh place with lifts of 428 (squat), 185 (bench press) and 215 (deadlift) for a total of 1,025 pounds.

Cedar Creek senior Carson Riley finished on top in the 242-pound weight class with lifts of 515 in the squat, 330 in the bench press and 525 in the deadlift for a total of 1,370 pounds.

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Ruston High

In Division I, Ruston High School had a trio of lifters qualify for the boys state championships.

Senior Dennis Williams finished ninth overall in the 275-pound weight class with lifts of 535 (squat), 330 (bench press) and 520 (deadlift) for a total of 1,385 pounds while Josh Colvin will also represent the Bearcats at the state meet after finishing one spot behind Williams in regional competition.

Ruston’s Mason Skipper finished fifth in the Super Heavyweight classification and was the overall North Region Champion with a lift of 540 in the squat, 375 in the bench press and 510 in the dead lift for a total of 1,425 pound.

One RHS girl also qualified for the state championships — junior Taylor Durrett is seventh in the 148-pound weight class with lifts of 285 165 and 295 for a total of 745 pounds.