H.S. powerlifting: Clyde's Fish hooks state title; Snyder's Avalos takes second

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Clyde’s Avdan Fish won the 181-pound weight class at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association’s Division III state meet Friday night at the Taylor County Expo Center.

Fish won the title with a 1,660-pound total in the three lifts – squat, bench press and dead lift. The had lifts of 630, 430 and 600, respectively, to beat San Diego’s Jaime Salinas (675-440-515) by 30 points.

Comanche’s Dom Rios finished fifth the 220 class (1,565), while Jim Ned’s Noah Powell (275 class, 1,545 pounds) and Merkel’s Dalton Duncan (super heavyweight, 1,445) both finished 10th in their respective class.

Cotulla won the Division II team title with 21 points, followed by San Diego (16). Clyde was seventh (7).

Snyder’s Adrian Avalos matched the best lift in the 123 class in the Division II state meet but finished second.

Hidalgo Early College’s Darian Ramirez tied Avalos, both lifting 1,180 pounds. But Ramirez got first because he is a pound lighter than Avalos.

Beeville Jones’ John Contreras finished third with an 1,175.

Snyder’s Alejandro Flores finished third in the 132 class (1,180), and Sweetwater’s Joel Gamino was fourth (1,170). Andrews’ Ivan Zamora won the class (1,320), followed by Hidalgo Early College’s Jueventino Guerrero (1,310).

Sweetwater’s Noel Mekogue was third in the 272 class (1,730). Corpus Christi Calallen’s Aiden Hinojosa (1,890) and Bullard’s Austin Taylor (1,800) nabbed the top two spots.

Sweetwater’s Abel Lopez was eighth in the super heavyweight class (1,385), and Stephenville’s Justin Stephens was ninth in the 198 class (1,445).

Andrews won the Division II team title with 25 points. Somerset and Hidalgo Early College both had 19 points. Snyder finished eighth (8).

The Division I and IV state meets will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Taylor County Expo Center.

This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Clyde's Fish wins Division III state high school powerlifting crown