LINDALE — For their first showing of the 2017 powerlifting season, the Waxahachie boys have plenty of reason to walk around campus with their chests puffed out just a little more than usual. Outside of the over five tons, or 11,435 pounds, the 11 Indian powerlifters combined to throw up, Waxahachie dominated the other 19 teams in the field en route to a lopsided first-place finish.

Waxahachie finished with 45 points, just shy of double Bullard (25 points) and Troup (23 points), who finished in second and third place, respectively. Other area teams included Corsicana (10th, nine points) and Midlothian Heritage (T-14, zero points).

Leading the Indians were Caleb High, Anthoney Perez and Tony De La Cruz, who all snagged first-place overall honors in their respective weight classes.

High pumped out 1,475 pounds in his three-lift total en route to his top finish in the 220-pound class. His 575-pound squat and 550-pound deadlift were both single-day highs for the Tribe.

However, his 350-pound bench press was bested by Perez, the first place finisher in the 242-pound class, and matched by Nick Stewart. Stewart finished 65-total pounds behind High in the 220-pound class after his three-lift total of 1,410, while Perez topped out at 1,435 after his three best lifts.

In the 123-pound class, De La Cruz needed 695 pounds to snag the third first-place medal for the Tribe. The only Indian in the class, De La Cruz finished with a 250-pound squat, 145-pound bench press and 300-pound deadlift.

The other Indians to finish in the top three of their weight classes included Junior Chavez (2nd, 114-pound class), Nick Henderson (2nd, 148-pound class), Cam Morris (2nd, 165-pound class) and Matthew Rolen (3rd, 198-pound class).

Waxahachie returns to the mats Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Oakridge School.

How the Indians stacked up

Wt. Class | Place | Athlete | Sqt | Bnch | Dd Lft | Ttl

114 - 2 - Chavez, Junior - 220 - 145 - 270 - 635

114 - 6 - Cotten, Kace - 150 - 105 - 195 - 450

123 - 1 - De La Cruz, Tony - 250 - 145 - 300 - 695

148 - 2 - Henderson, Nick - 365- 180 - 400 - 945

165 - 2 - Morris, Cam - 410 - 255 - 450 - 1115

181 - 5 - Mendez, Bryan - 345 - 215 - 405 - 965

198 - 3 - Rolen, Matthew - 400 - 265 - 405 - 1070

220 - 1 - High, Caleb - 575 - 350 - 550 - 1475

220 - 2 - Stewart, Nick - 550 - 350 - 510 - 1410

242 - 1 - Perez, Anthoney - 530 - 380 - 525 - 1435

SHW - 7 - Carlile, Caleb - 490 - 300 - 450 - 1240

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Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith

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