Arp High School boys powerlifting wins Arp Invitational


What a performance in front of the home crowd.

The Arp High School boys and girls powerlifting teams delighted the #TPND faithful Thursday as they hosted their second annual Arp Invitational meet.

They racked up nearly twenty personal records with the boys coming away with the first place team finish out of nine schools that participated.

For the Iron Tigers, that is their second consecutive tourney title even though the competition included bigger programs such as Tyler Legacy, Chapel Hill, Rusk, and Athens.

The Lady Tigers finished sixth as a team, but did manage three individual third place finishes in those young ladies' respective weight classes to go along with the PR's.

On the boys side, Arp really took care of business with four first place medals, a second spot, and three third positions in individual weight groups.

In addition, senior Thomas Fuller was named most outstanding male lifter in the light platform (114 lbs.-181 lbs.).

Top Arp boys performances:

NamePlace in Weight ClassTotal Weight LiftedWeight Class
Zach Garrett1st900 lbs.132 lbs.
Thomas Fuller1st1,335 lbs.165 lbs.
Jaydon Spradlin3rd1,170 lbs.165 lbs.
Wyatt Hurst7th995 lbs.165 lbs.
Antonio Ponce1st1,215 lbs.181 lbs.
Will Sanford3rd1,050 lbs.181 lbs.
Hunter Nash2nd1,280 lbs.198 lbs.
Emmanuel Ponce3rd1,155 lbs.198 lbs.
Chris Jenkins7th905 lbs.220 lbs.
Bryce Everett1st1,515 lbs.Super Heavyweight

Team Results:
Arp 42 pts.
Chapel Hill 38 pts.
Tyler Legacy 29 pts.
Rusk 28 pts.
West Rusk 28 pts.
Winona 20 pts.
Troup 10 pts.
New Summerfield 2 pts.
Athens 2 pts.

Top Lady Tiger performances:

NamePlace in Weight ClassTotal Weight Lifted
Presley Johnson3rd485 lbs.
Journey Hawkins8th335 lbs.
Kate Paz6th555 lbs.
Crimson Phipps9th450 lbs.
Molly Mwamba3rd700 lbs.
Brianna Hammack6th550 lbs.
Lillie Haskins7th500 lbs.
D'Asia Green5th570 lbs.
Madelyne Eaton3rd595 lbs.

Team Results:
Troup 55 pts.
Tyler Legacy 41 pts.
Rusk 36 pts.
Chapel Hill 32 pts.
West Rusk 16 pts.
Arp 10 pts.
New Summerfield 5 pts.
Winona 0 pts.
Athens 0 pts.

Both Arp boys and girls powerlifting teams will make a short trip west on Highway 64 next Thursday Feb. 9 to take part at the Chapel Hill Invitational.