Quite the season for Devine Warhorse powerlifter Eric Hernandez as he followed his Region V Championship with a fifth place finish at State competition in Abilene. Hernandez was a mere five pounds short of placing third overall.
Hernandez and Indiana Taylor of Andrews each totaled 1,430 pounds, however Taylor got the fourth place finish due to weighing 1.1 pounds less than Hernandez. Taylor weighed in at 161.9 while Hernandez was 163.
Squat was very good to Hernandez as hit 550lbs and came out of bench lift with 320lbs, giving him 870lbs going into deadlift. He lifted 560lbs in his final lift of his amazing 2022 state qualifying season.
165lb weight class
1st-Greyson Blanchad-Celina-160.4-650-405-560-1,615 2nd-Christian Laja-Perryton-163.3-635-340-575-1,550 3rd Josiah Lugo-Somerset-162.4-585-390-460-1,435 4th-Indiana Taylor-Andrews-161.9-510-340-580-1,430 5th-Eric Hernandez-Devine-163-550-320-560-1,430 6th-Joel Weekes-Shepherd-161-545-330-550-1,425 7th-Carson Stevens-Iowa Park-162.5-550-345-500-1,425 8th-Jacob Tull-Farmersville-160.8-520-285-490-1,395 9th-Mickey Ray-Bullard-161.3-550-255-450-1,255 10th-Izaac Zamora-Geronimo Navarro-156.6-475-275-4651,250 Bomb-Outs Dominque Wooten-Lampasas, Kadyn McDonald-Paris, John Para-Fredericksburg.
By Jerel Beaty, Staff Writer