It's always good to strike gold when you're seven miles down Highway 135.
The Arp High School boys powerlifting team did so five times Monday at the Troup Quadrangular meet.
The Iron Tigers finished first overall as team, 14 points ahead of second place and host Troup. In doing so, four Arp lifters won their respective weight classes and four more wound up second.
In addition, senior Thomas Fuller was named the meet's outstanding lifter in the light platform. And senior Hunter Nash earned the same recognition in the heavy platform.
See how our men fared below and how much iron they put up:
|Name||Place||Total Weight Lifted||Weight Class|
|Zach Garrett||2nd||860 lbs.||132 lbs.|
|Jaydon Spradlin||1st||1,140 lbs.||165 lbs.|
|Wyatt Hurst||2nd||980 lbs.||165 lbs.|
|Thomas Fuller||1st||1,320 lbs.||181 lbs.|
|Antonio Ponce||2nd||1,170 lbs.||181 lbs.|
|Will Sanford||4th||1,015 lbs.||181 lbs.|
|Hunter Nash||1st||1,230 lbs.||198 lbs.|
|Emmanuel Ponce||2nd||1,095 lbs.||198 lbs.|
|Bryce Everett||1st||1,485 lbs.||Super Heavyweight|
Arp 50 pts.
Troup 36 pts.
West Rusk 29 pts.
Bullard 20 pts.
It will be the ladies turn down in Troup Thursday at the quad beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The boys will gear up to co-host the Arp Invitational along with the Lady Tigers one week later on Thursday Feb. 2.