By: JOHN CANNON
(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)