By: JOHN CANNON
(EDINBURG) – The Donna High Bravettes powerlifting team wasted no time proving their identity.
In their first meet of the season two Saturday’s ago, Donna High proved that they are going to be a team to reckon with as they placed first in the girls division of the Donna Invitational Powerlifting Meet.
Fast forward a week later and the Bravettes were looking once again to add another first place trophy to the case as they entered the Edinburg Invitational with high hopes.
And even though they weren’t able to capture another first place finish, they did indeed have a solid outing as Donna High came in second overall in the girls’ varsity portion of the tournament.
Karen Martinez went into Edinburg and showed that she was the dominant lifter in the 132-pound weight class by placing first thanks to a total score of 785.
Four other Bravettes made names for themselves in their respective weight classes as Yliana Beltran, Corina Yanez, Kaylee Lopez and Victoria Casares came in second.
On the boys’ side, Gus Silva was the top finisher as he claimed first in the 242-pound weight class with a score of 1490.
As a team, the Redskins finished in seventh place overall.
Here are the results for the Donna High girls:
105-pound Yliana Beltran 2nd (655 total)
114-pound Daniela Hernandez 4th (445 total)
123-pound Corina Yanez 2nd (780 total)
132-pound Karen Martinez 1st (785 total)
132-pound Destini Thomas 4th (700 total)
148-pound Yvette Solis 7th (460 total)
198-pound Kaylee Lopez 2nd (745 total)
198-pound Rachel Canche 8th (505 total)
259-pound Mariah Padron 4th (715 total)
259+pound Victoria Casares 2nd (695 total)
Here are the results for the Donna High boys:
123-pound Tyler Salazar 2nd (955 total)
148-pound Marcos Chavez 10th (945 total)
198-pound Juan Rojas 8th (1130 total)
198-pound Hector Palencia 9th (1110 total)
198-pound Joe Ramirez 15th (1060 total)
198-pound Gabriel Salinas 19th (1005 total)
220-pound Josh Hernandez 6th (1240 total)
220-pound Isaac Rangel 12th (1130 total)
220-pound Ryan Perales 16th (1065 total)
242-pound Gus Silva 1st (1490 total)
275-pound Fernando Mata 11th (1145 total)