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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...
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.,...
"Down, down, down, UP!"  In the corner of the weight room, a student in a blue singlet and black high-top Converse explodes out of the squat position. During January and February Jesuit's powerlifting team competed in multiple meets in the Texas High School Powerlifting Association. The Rangers' regular season consisted of team wins and personal bests during the first...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"Strength is the most general physical adaptation. We get stronger through the process of stress, recovery, and adaptation." -- Coach Lacey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgvOKp_OwrI Stress, recovery, and adaptation: three words Coach Lacey would repeat over and over at the end of practice to remind powerlifters that strength is gained through the process of applying stress to our muscles while working and our recovery....

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