The 2019 Chief Invitational Powerlifting Meet was held Jan. 12. There were 215 total lifters at the meet from schools all over the state. The Natchitoches Central girls team won 2nd place and the boys team finished 3rd.
The Chiefs brought home a good amount of hardware with the following lifters taking home medals:
Rodney Robinson -1st place with 1145 total pounds (165#) and Outstanding Male Lifter – Lightweight Platform
John Waskom – 3rd place (181#)
Tucker Henderson – 2nd place (198#)
Jacoby Timms – 3rd place (220#)
David Dumars – 1st place – 1300 total pounds (currently 1st in the state in the 242# weight class)
Patrick Dessources – 2nd place (242#)
Courtney Edmonson – 2nd place (97#)
Ladiamond Kelly – 2nd place (114#)
Talasia Miller – 1st place, with 580 total pounds (123#)
Kaylie Delacerda – 2nd place (132#)
Justys Wiley – 1st place (165#) with 785 total pounds (2018 3rd place finisher in 165# weight class)
Mali Simmons – 2nd place (165#)
Sharissa Johnson – 2nd place (Super Heavyweight)
Sara DeMattie – 1st place (181#) with 920 total pounds and Outstanding Female Lifter – Heavyweight Platform (Sr returning State Champion 181# weight class – currently ranked 1st in the state in the 181# weight class).
Regionals will be held in Marksville on Feb. 23. The State Meet will be in Alexandria, at the Rapides Parish Coliseum, on April 15.