The Cuero powerlifting team competed at the Rice Powerlifting Invitational on Feb. 15. The boys returned with 18th place out of 25 teams and the girls placed 16th out of 24 teams. Individually Jarius Eldridge, Triston Barefield, and Andrew Munoz each placed fifth in their weight division. Shilo Gaiton placed third is her weight class division.
Cuero powerlifting coach Jordan Hataway said, “We have had a lot of young lifters competing in powerlifting this year. Our goal has been to improve our totals each week. To this point we have accomplished our goal.”
Jarius Eldridge, 132 weight class, made it on the chart after a disappointing meet at Yoakum. Results: Squat 350, bench press 165, dead lift 280 for a total lift of 795 pounds. Eldridge is in 18th place, 100 pounds from 10th.
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