St. Mary’s Powerlifting Team brings home five medals at first meet of the year

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The St. Mary’s Powerlifting Team knew some tough teams (e.g.,West Monroe and Calvary B​​aptist) would be at the first Powerlifting Meet of the year, so​ student athletes were excited to take the opportunity to practice in an official setting. The team brought home five medals:

– David Thibodaux, 2nd place – Super Heavyweight class
– Matthew Thibodeaux, 2nd place, in weight class
– Madison Lester, 2nd place, in weight class
– Damon LeGrande, 3rd place, in weight class
– Hannah Deranger, 3rd place, in weight class

In addition to seven new powerlifters competing in their very first meet and doing very well, the following​ ​returning lifters made personal bests in a competition setting:

– David Thibodaux – 500-pound deadlift
– Damon LeGrande – 500-pound deadlift
– Matthew Thibodaux – 535-pound deadlift
​- Sean Grappe – 260-pound deadlift
– Hannah Deranger – 190-pound squat

Pictured above on first row from left are Hannah Deranger, Anna Kate Jackson, and Madison Lester. On second row are Sean Grappe, Joseph Carnahan, Thomas Watkins, and Michael Guillet. On third row are Assistant Hannah Watley, Marne’ Deranger – Coach, Matthew Thibodaux, Damion LeGrande, David Thibodaux, Jace Miley, Matthew Nelson, and Coach: Dr. James Thibodaux.