The Caddo Bruin powerlifting team had another solid showing last weekend in the small school Southeast regional in Antlers, taking home runner-up honors while qualifying several individual competitors for this week’s state event.
Junior Jaren Proctor captured the regional title in the 220-pound class, taking the #1 spot in that division going into the state meet.
Senior Daniel Hawkins placed third in the 181-pound weight division to secure his spot at state while Chanceton Erwin did likewise at 168 pounds, placing second in the regional. He also took home the outstanding deadlift award with a lift of 505 pounds.
Seth Kelly took fourth in the 198-pound division to also qualify.
Other Bruin lifters that competed and helped bring home the regional runner-up award were seniors Clayton Holbrook and Mitch Nickles, junior Justin Cantley and freshmen Blake Whitley, Waylon Stanley and Colby Henson.
“These guys all put so much effort into what they do and it shows,” head coach Jeremy Proctor said. “This has been the most awards we have won in powerlifting as a team since I’ve been at Caddo. They have brought home a champion or runner-up trophy from every meet we have been to this year, and hopefully we can bring home another from the state meet.”
The small school state event will be held on Saturday at Prague High School starting at 9 a.m. Live results can be watched from the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association powerlifting web site at www.ofbcapowerlifting.com/state-meet.html.