Bravettes Place Fifth Overall at Valley View Invitational Powerlifting Meet

By: JOHN CANNON

RGV Athletes.com

(VALLEY VIEW) – Over the past two weeks, the Donna High Girls Powerlifting Team has shown that they can compete with the big girls.

In the Donna Invitational Meet, the Bravettes made a statement right away by claiming first as a team.

Then they turned around the following weekend and took second place as a team at the Edinburg Invitational.

So going into the Valley View Invitational Meet this past Saturday, the Bravettes were looking to make it a perfect three-for-three and try to finish in the top two.

When all was said and done, the Bravettes ended up taking fifth with a total of 19 points.

Victoria Casares and Leena Salinas both had solid outings as they took first in their respective weight classes. Casares won the 259+-pound weight class with a total of 715 while Salinas finished the day with a total of 700 which gave her a first place finish in the 114-pound class.

Tyler Salazar continued his hot streak on the boys’ side as he took first place in the 123-pound weight division with a total of 980.

Salazar helped lead the Redskins to a seventh place finish as they piled up 14 total points.

Here are the results for the Donna High Girls:

97-pound   Johanna Torres   10th (475 total)

114-pound   Leena Salinas   1st (700 total)

132-pound   Destini Thomas   4th (720 total)

148-pound   Yvette Solis   10th (465 total)

181-pound   Brittany Garza   5th (600 total)

198-pound   Rachel Concha   6th (525 total)

259-pound   Mariah Padron   4th (460 total)

259+-pound   Victoria Casares   1st (715 total)

Here are the results for the Donna High Boys:

123-pound   Tyler Salazar   1st (980 total)

132-pound   Marcus Ysaguirre   2nd (950 total)

148-pound   Marcus Chavez   5th (955 total)

181-pound   Juan Rojas   6th (1125 total)

181-pound   Jose Guzman   12th (825 total)

198-pound   Hector Palencia   5th (1135 total)

198-pound   Ryan Perales   6th (1115 total)

198-pound   Anthony Yenscencio 9th (860 total)

242-pound   Rogelio Cada   6th (1205 total)