Waxahachie competed at a powerlifting meet held in The Colony on Saturday. Facing some of the best powerlifting schools in the area, the Indians earned second place as a team.

“Despite going into a war zone with stiff competition and numerous possible state qualifiers, our team did a great job staying focused,” Waxahachie coach Rocky Robinson said. “The Colony hosted the best meet we’ve ever been a part of with teams from The Colony, Flower Mound, Ducanville, North Mesquite, Parish Episcopal, Sherman, Frisco Centennial, Ferris, Little Elm, Frisco Wakeland, McKinney, Frisco Liberty, Justin Northwest, and Frisco. Even though we finished second as a team, every lifter on our team improved on their totals which is getting them prepared for the regional meet in Lindale.”

In the Indians’ first meet of the season at Dallas Thomas Jefferson, the team finished in first place. Through the first two meets of the season the boys from Waxahachie are off to a great start.

Carlos Cadena, a state qualifier last season, finished in first place in both the Jefferson and The Colony meets. Andrew Kindred also finished in first place in both meets.

Cadena finished in first place in the 114-pound class at The Colony meet with a lift total of 865-pounds. He squatted 335 pounds, benched 170 pounds and had a deadlift of 360 pounds.

In the 198-pound class, Kindred earned first place with a total lift of 1,305 pounds. He squatted 515 pounds, benched 275 pounds and had a 515-pound deadlift. He had the highest squat total for the Indians.

Larkin Alexander finished fourth in the 132-pound class with a total lift of 855 pounds. He squatted 325 pounds, benched 205 pounds and had a deadlift of 325 pounds.

Kenny Chance finished fifth in the 132-pound class with a total lift of 830 pounds. He squatted 310 pounds, bench pressed 195 pounds and had a deadlift of 325 pounds.

Trevor Scott finished sixth in the 132-pound weight class with a total lift of 825 pounds. He squatted 350 pounds and bench pressed 155 pounds. His deadlift was 320 pounds.

Aaron Herrera finished second in the 148-pound weight class with a total lift of 1,200 pounds. He had a bench press total of 275 pounds, a squat total of 410 pounds and a deadlift of 515 pounds.

Davion Donaldson finished 11th in the 181-pound class with a total lift of 1,070 pounds. He squatted 415 pounds, benched 225 pounds and had a deadlift of 430 pounds.

Ryan White, a senior, finished second in the 220-pound weight class with a total lift of 1,340 pounds. His bench press was 310 pounds as he squatted 505 pounds and had a deadlift of 525 pounds. His deadlift total and bench totals were the highest for Waxahachie.

In the heaviest division for the Indians, Brishad Richardson earned sixth place with a lift total of 1,110 pounds in the 242-pound weight class. He squatted 420 pounds, benched 140 and had a deadlift of 450 pounds.

Waxahachie is scheduled to compete again on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. The meet will be held in Highland Park. The final meet of the regular season is scheduled for Feb. 28 at The Colony.