DICKINSON High School’s powerlifiting team captured the school’s first state title in the sport last Saturday, as six of coach Earl Ricicar’s nine Gators earned medals for their performances in Abilene.
Kaylond North won the gold medal in the 242-pound division, as he topped the field with a total of 1,800 pounds, while Cornelious Vaughans finished second in the 165-pound field with a total of 1,345 pounds. Aniete Etuk also brought home a second place finish in the 242-pound division with a total of 1,650 pounds.
Chance Harmanson, above right, finished third in the superheavyweight division with a total of 1,790 pounds, as he beat out fellow Gator Alonzo Crittendon, above left, who finished fourth with 1,755 pounds. Alec DeLeon finished fourth among the the 148-pound field with a total of 1,320 pounds.
The Gators, who also won the Region IV, Division I championship earlier this month, beat out Everman for the team title, as Dickinson finished with 22 points, just ahead of Everman’s 20 points.
Texas City’s Lorenzo Baeza was not able to complete his rotation in the 242-pound field.
La Marque’s William Tinner finished with a total of 1,290 pounds in the Division II superheavyweight field, while Hitchcock’s Carlos Alvarez placed tenth in the 275-pound field in the Division III meet.