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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"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....
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.,...
Gabe Morales '20 aggressively walks up to the platform, ready to unleash his power upon the bar. Placing his shoelaces directly below the metallic bar, he reaches down, grasps the bar with both hands, sets his back straight, takes a few breaths, and rapidly applies a massive upward force to lift the bar. The bar skyrockets up, as if...

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