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At the Highland Park Invitational, the Jesuit Powerlifting team had a great outing with seven top five finishes. Nico Rodriguez '15 and Ryan Brooks '16 led the way with first place finishes in the 220 lb. weight class and the 242 lb. weight class. Nico placed first in the 220 lb. weight class with a score of 1415, squatting 530 lbs.,...
Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. It is not a sport that consists of several moving parts moving at a fast pace, but rather a sport of technique and discipline. Since the sport isn't the most exciting to watch, the athletes that compete in...
Have you ever gone to the gym to train for a sport? Lifted weights to get the starting spot on the team? Can you imagine if lifting weights WAS the sport? That's what the Jesuit power-lifting team does, and their outing to the Highland Park Scot Classic on February 15th proved to be a resounding success. Although it might seem...
On February 16th, Jesuit powerlifting participated in a meet at Highland Park High School and after a long day of “pumping iron,” two Jesuit powerlifters distinguished themselves from the pack and qualified for the regional powerlifting tournament in Everman, Texas the next weekend. Athletes from all sports are encouraged to participate in this unique opportunity to do organized powerlifting, and...
If you have ever entered Jesuit’s new weight-room on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, you may have seen this tall, muscular man who trained Jesuit’s athletic teams, organized their workout schedules, and developed new plans to benefit student athletes through their hydration and nutrition. This man, Logan Lacy, served as Assistant Director of Athletic Performance. Coach Lacy was born and raised...
Three lifts. Three attempts. Twenty-one contestants. One state champion. On Saturday in Abilene, Texas, Akuda Esin ‘12 took the state title in the 2012 Texas High School Powerlifting Association (THSPA) tournament in the 220 pound weight-class. Esin is the first Jesuit student athlete to ever compete in the THSPA state tournament, and also became the Rangers’ first state champion...
Akuda Esin ’12 can lift nearly a ton in three lifts.  Esin had a more than impressive performance at the regional powerlifting meet on March 3, taking third place in the event. For those who are not familiar with powerlifting, here are the details.  Power-lifting competitions consist of three different lifts:  bench press, squat, and dead lift.  In the end,...
On Saturday, February 19, 2011, bright and early at 7:00 AM, the power lifting team arrived at Highland Park to participate in the 7th annual Highland Park Power Lifting Invitational along with Waxahachie, Bishop Lynch, Coppell, Ranchview, Berkner, and J. J. Pierce. The team consisted of 15 members :  Juniors Preston Martin, Luke Olinger, Michael Stephens, Akuda Esin, Hayden Williams,...

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