By: JOHN CANNON
(HIDALGO) – In three powerlifting meets this year, Tyler Salazar has finished in first place in two of them and took second in the other one.
Coming into Saturday’s Border Classic, Salazar’s goal was to walk out of there with his third gold medal of the season.
When all was said and done, Salazar made that goal become a reality by winning the 123-pound weight class after hitting a season high total of 1000.
Salazar was head and shoulders the top lifter in his weight class as he defeated Mark Ortega of Mercedes, who ended up taking second in the 123-pound division, by 105 pounds to win it.
Salazar led the Redskins to a sixth place finish with a total of 16 points.
Leena Salinas was the top finisher on the girls’ side as she took first in the 114-pound weight division with a total score of 740.
The Bravettes finished the meet in seventh place overall with a 14-point total.
Here are the results for the Donna High girls:
114-pound Leena Salinas 1st (740 total)
148-pound Yvette Solis 10th (490 total)
181-pound Brittany Garza 4th (660 total)
198-pound Kaylee Lopez 2nd (750 total)
198-pound Rachel Canche 6th (550 total)
Here are the results for the Donna High boys:
123-pound Tyler Salazar 1st (1000 total)
148-pound Marcus Ysaguirre 5th (985 total)
165-pound Jesse Hernandez 4th (965 total)
181-pound Juan Rojas 2nd (1110 total)
181-pound Gabriel Salinas 6th (990 total)
181-pound Jose Guzman 7th (915 total)
198-pound Hector Palencia 8th (1130 total)
198-pound Jay P. Sandoval 12th (960 total)
275-pound Fernando Mata 5th (1080 total)