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Post lifters at Coahoma. Standing, left to right: Coach Tody Allen, D.J. Brown, Bryan Smith, Caden Dean, Nathan Gill, Isaac Stern, Alan Alaniz, Mondo Martinez, Coach Ron Holson, Erik Gomez, and Coach Beau Ryker. Kneeling: Andi Soliz, Alexis Ramirez, Katie Dunn, Hayden Belongia, Alejo Rodriguez, Christian Perez and Steven Howard.
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Lifters Claim Top Spots at Coahoma

D.J. Brown sets meet record

Published Feb. 19, 2012 @ 10:07 a.m.

COAHOMA -  The Post powerlifters experienced strong success at the Coahoma Invitational meet on February 11. 

Sophomore D.J. Brown captured the Outstanding Small Platform Lifter title by breaking the total weight record for the boys 148 lb. weight class with a 1070 lb. total lift, tied the bench press record at 245 pounds and placed first in his class. 

Also, all three of the Lady Lopes finished in the top five in their respective weight classes:  Alexis Ramirez 1st, Andi Soliz 2nd and Katie Dunn 5th. 

According the official stats on the Texas High School Powerlifting Association web site many of the Post lifters have gotten much stronger overall since their first meet at Lamesa on January 21.

Alexis Ramirez improved 125 total pounds, Andi Soliz is up 60 pounds and Katie Dunn improved 10 pounds on the total lift figures and took 5th place as a team at Coahoma.

The boys have shown increased strength since the first meet as well :  Alan Alaniz has added 140 to his total lift, Caden Dean 115, Isaac Stern 95, Christian Perez 85, Brown 65 and Eric Gomez 35 up pounds and placed 3rd as a team.

Nathan Gill, Steven Howard and Bryan Smith participated in their first meet at Coahoma.  Respectively, They placed 2nd in 198 lb. division, 8th in the 148 lb. and 9th in the 191 group.

Coahoma Invitational Meet Results (2/11/2012)

Andi Soliz – 2nd place in 105 lb. wt. class
Katie Dunn – 5th place in 105 lb. wt. class
Alexis Ramirez – 1st place in 220 lb. wt. class
Girls finished the meet in 5th place out of 11 teams.

Erik Gomez – 2nd place in 114 lb. wt. class
Christian Perez – 4th place in 123 lb. wt. class
Alejo Rodriguez – 4th place in 132 lb. wt. class
D.J. Brown – 1st place in 148 lb. wt. class (Won Outstanding Small Platform Lifter) ** Tied Coahoma Bench Press record and broke the total weight record for 148 lb. wt. class with a 1070 lb. wt. total.
Steven Howard – 8th place in 148 1b. wt. class
Caden Dean – 3rd place in 165 lb. wt. class
Isaac Stern – 5th place in 165 lb. wt. class
Alan Alaniz – 10th place in 148 lb. wt. class
Bryan Smith – 9th place in 181 lb. wt. class
Nathaniel Gill – 2nd place in 198 lb. wt. class
Boys finished the meet in 3rd place out of 13 teams.

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