Cougars powerlifting team posts strong showing

By Malcolm Butler

Lawson Lillo and Quincy Lewis both won their weight class as the Cedar Creek boys competed in a strong field at a powerlifting meet at Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles on Saturday.

Lillo and Lewis were among 13 Cougar competitors with nine finishing on the podium and another three finishing in the top five of their respective weight classes.

“We took all juniors and seniors,” said head coach Jacob Angevine. “I wanted to get a good road trip before the state meet in Lafayette in March. This was the first meet for most of our boys since the state meet last year so it was good to knock the rust off. I am super proud of how our guys competed this weekend.”

Lillo won the 148-pound weight class with a total of 1265 pounds while Lewis captured the 198-pound weight class with a total of 1350 pounds.

Five different Cougars finished as the runner-up in their weight classes, including Blake Wade (810 pounds) in the 123-pound weight class, Parker Newman (1060 pounds) in the 148-pound weight class, Lane Thomas (1160 pounds) in the 165-pound weight class, Jordan Vail (1105 pounds) in the 198-pound weight class, and Landon Amidon (1230 pounds) in the 220-pound weight class.

Austin Webb (1105 pounds) finished third in the 165-pound weight class and Owen Robinson (1135 pounds) finished third in the 181-pound weight class.

Noah Durrett  (860 pounds in the 148-pound weight class), Reagan Pike (1080 pounds in the 181-pound weight class), Nicholas Thompson (1105 pounds in the 220-pound weight class) and Conner Rolen (1025 pounds in the 242-pound weight class) also competed for the Cougars.

Other schools that competed included Sam Houston, Church Point, Rosepine, Elton, Crowley, North Vermilion, Vermillion Catholic, Peabody, Beau Chene, Patterson, St. Louis Catholic, Central (BR), and Notre Dame.
 


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