Angelo State powerlifters win big at nationals

4 associates of Angelo Condition University’s Ram powerlifting club completed in the best five.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Four members of Angelo Point out University’s ram powerlifting club concluded in the best 5 in their respective contests, which include a single gold medalist and a single national runner-up, at the U.S.A. Powerlifting Collegiate Nationwide Meet up with in Lombard, Illinois.

Michael Vargus of Ozona won a gold medal in the 181-pound body weight course of the men’s collegiate geared up group to bring dwelling a countrywide title for ASU.

Other top rated ASU finishers at the national meet, by class and fat course, were:

  • Melissa Nunez of Monahans: next position, women’s collegiate outfitted, 97 lbs
  • Natalie Walker of Greenville: 3rd put, women’s collegiate equipped, 114 kilos
  • Britney George of Hawley: fourth put, women’s collegiate wquipped, 165 pounds

Geared up contests let competition to wear distinctive clothes, including bench shirts, squat suits and knee wraps, that make it possible for them to carry heavier weights. Raw contests are executed with no any special outfits, an ASU launch claimed.

Lifters finish 3 attempts every at squat, bench push and deadlift. The qualifying total is the sum of the best pounds lifted in just about every of the 3 disciplines.

Vargus, the club president, posted a total sum excess weight of 1,697 lbs . to earn his gold medal.

Also competing for ASU at the nationwide satisfy ended up Annabelle Butts of Lubbock, Jeremiah Fultz of Cedar Hill, Bailey McKenzie of San Angelo, Jaylen Montgomery of Waco and Joshua Rayburn of Menard.

“I am pretty very pleased of all of the users of Ram Powerlifting,” Dr. Adam Parker, professor of kinesiology and club school sponsor, reported in the release. “They experienced a great period exactly where they hosted their quite very first on-campus fulfill, assisted fund their travels by judging at regional large school powerlifting satisfies, and despatched nine members to nationals to compete. I am notably very pleased of Michael Vargas, not only for his nationwide title, but for his outstanding leadership this yr.”

ASU club sporting activities groups are registered university student organizations directed and funded by the Business of Student Daily life and overseen by the Club Athletics Council.