Congratulations to all of the Powerlifting team members who competed in the 2017 State and Regional meets!
2017 State and Regional results:
Katherine Bilac (Freshman) -- State Runner Up in 114 lb class
Kailyn Smith (Sophomore) - State Runner Up in 132 lb class
Mia Castagnetta (Freshman) -- 6th in 181 lb class
Mitchell Arnold Senior) -- State Champion in 148 lb class
Matthew Palencia (Senior) -- 4th in 148 lb class
Jeremy Celino (Junior) -- 4th in 165 lb class
Josh Holloway (Junior) -- 5th in !81 lb class
Daniel Hickey (Junior) -- State Runner Up in 198 lb class
Wesley Brown (Junior) -- State Champion in 220 lb class; Awarded Most Outstanding Lifter
Thomas Luminais (Junior) -- 5th in 220 lb class
Chase Appe (Junior) -- 5th in 242 lb class
Thomas Morton (Junior) -- 8th in 242 lb class
As a team the boys placed 4th.
What is most impressive about this team as a whole is that out of those 12 lifters, for 7 of them this is their first year ever competing. To have the number of athletes placing at the state championships who are brand new at this sport is very impressive.
We want to continue to support Rhett Delle, who will be competing in the High School National Championships on April 1 in Scranton, PA.
We want to continue to support Wesley Brown, who will be competing in the Open National Championships on May 19 in Orlando, FL.
International Champion, Dylon Cook
After breaking two American records at the national level, Cook represented the USA at the Junior World Powerlifting Championship in Poland.
The 18-year old Cook won the world championship after setting a world record in the squat at 365.5 kilograms (805 pounds). He also won a Silver Medal in the bench press with a mark of 210 kilograms (463 pounds). Adding in his deadlift of 286 kilograms (631 pounds) gave him a three-event total of 860.5 kilograms (1,896 pounds), the highest total regardless of weight class for sub-juniors.
National Champion, Dylon Cook
After breaking his own record and setting two more at the state level, Dylon Cook made Northlake Christian School history at the 2016 USAPL High School National Championship in Orlando, Florida, by becoming the school's first national champion.
He squatted 360 kilograms and deadlifted 305 kilograms.These are now the American records for his weight class.
Dylon plans to attend Louisiana State University in the fall, where he will study engineering and compete for the Tigers on their powerlifting team. Cook will represent the United States at the Powerlifting World Championship in Poland this fall.
State Champion, Dylon Cook
-Squatted 800 pounds, the all-time heaviest squat in the state of Louisiana by any high school student in history.
-LHSPLA Scholarship recipient
-Best Lifter Award recipient
-Ranked #1 nationally for weight class
2016 Men's Division IV State Champions: Dylon Cook and Wesley Brown