By: JOHN CANNON
(DONNA) – The Donna High Bravettes powerlifting team can honestly say they defended their house on Saturday.
Donna High had three first place finishers in their respective weight classes and nine members of the team finish in the top ten as well at the Donna Invitational Powerlifting Meet.
For their amazing accomplishments, the Bravettes took first place as a team in the girls division of the meet.
Yliana Beltran, Leena Salinas and Corina Yanez were the top finishers their team as they won their respective weight classes. Beltran finished the day with a 615 total to win the 105-pound weight class while her teammate Salinas won the 114-pound weight class with a total of 690.
Yanez, who was a state qualifier last year, took first in the 123-pound division thanks to a total score of 760.
On the boys’ side, the Redskins were led by Tyler Salazar who won the 114-pound weight division with a score of 945 points.
As a team, the Donna High boys finished the day with 13 points which was good enough for seventh overall.
Here are the results for the Donna High girls:
97-pound Johanna Torres 6th (450 total)
105-pound Yliana Beltran 1st (615 total)
114-pound Leena Salinas 1st (690 total)
123-pound Corina Yanez 1st (760 total)
132-pound Karen Martinez 3rd (720 total)
132-pound Destini Thomas 8th (645 total)
148-pound Yvette Solis 14th (430 total)
165-pound Arrianna Guerra 6th (700 total)
181-pound Britany Garza 10th (500 total)
198-pound Kaylee Lopez 2nd (745 total)
Here are the results for the Donna High boys:
114-pound Tyler Salazar 1st (945 total)
132-pound Marcus Yzaguirre 3rd (945 total)
148-pound Marcos Chavez 6th (885 total)
181-pound Juan Rojas 6th (1070 total)
181-pound Gabriel Salinas 8th (1000 total)
198-pound Hector Palencia 6th (1110 total)
198-pound Isaac Rangel 7th (1070 total)
198-pound Ryan Perales 9th (1030 total)
198-pound Joe Ramirez 13th (890 total)
242-pound Gus Silva 3rd (1475 total)
242-pound Rogelio Rada 13th (1015 total)
275-pound Fernando Mata 6th (1130 total)