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Powerlifting, a sport misunderstood by many. Most people believe that success in powerlifting is a direct effect of reckless brute used to simply yank around heavy weights, but despite common belief, powerlifting requires an incredible amount of control and skill which four Jesuit lifters used to qualify for the regional competition. On March 4th a small group of Jesuit lifters...
Jesuit adds another successful powerlifting meet to its seasonal record, making a very good showing at home. In this event, Jesuit invited lifters from Cedar Hill, John Paul II, and Oakridge. With some lifters unable to participate and the stress of hosting a meet, the team still preformed very well finishing second overall, just 5 points below the first...
Echoing grunts, the rich, humid smell of sweat and thundering clatters of metal all filled the gym at the Oakridge Powerlifting meet on January 21st. The Jesuit Powerlifting team established its dominance by taking first place overall at the Oakridge meet. Jesuit won first by accumulating the highest sum of points out of all the competing teams. Points are...
At a powerlifting meet, the pressure is on, both literally and figuratively. With the leather belt tight around your waist, you press into it with all your might, feeling as if your eyes might burst open under the growing pressure. Your heart is also racing because of the weight on your back. It tries to crush you as you descend into...
The crash of iron hitting the floor, the grunt of a lifter grinding through a rep, the haze of chalk dust floating in the air: these are some of the sights and sounds of a powerlifting meet. Participants compete in only three movements: the squat, bench press, and deadlift. After the chalk clears, the lifter with the highest sum...
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...

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