Girls Powerlifting Takes Second at Edinburg Invitational

By: JOHN CANNON

RGV Athletes.com

(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)