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Powerlifting
WABDL 2nd Place Team

November 11, 2011

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UHD Powerlifting at the WABDL World
Bench Press and Deadlift Championships
Reno, Nevada – November 5-6, 2011

UHD Powerlifting placed 2nd at the WABDL World Bench Press and Deadlift Championships at the Peppermill Hotel in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, November 6.  The team finished with 284 points out of a possible 300, and just four points behind the winning team, Team Headquarters of Seattle.  This is the highest point total and finish ever for UHD Powerlifting at the WABDL World Championships, which the team also contested in 2009 and 2010.  UHD’s second-place finish was also the highest a collegiate team has ever placed at Worlds in the history of the WABDL.  UHD defeated approximately 13 other teams, including the national teams of Brazil and Finland, all-star teams representing the states of Nevada, Maine, Texas, Arkansas, Hawaii, and Colorado, as well as two other collegiate squads.  Approximately 550 lifters were entered in the meet.

UHD lifters won 14 individual World Championships and 3 prestigious Best Lifter Awards, sweeping the Best Lifter Awards for both Men and Women in the Teen 18-19 Division.  UHD lifters also set 16 Texas State Records, 6 National Records, and 1 World Record.

The outstanding performance in Reno was truly a “team” effort.  Coach Hudson was especially pleased with how UHD lifters conducted themselves both on and off the platform, setting a great example of sportsmanship, discipline, and teamwork, while also being tremendous ambassadors for the University of Houston-Downtown.  The performance of UHD lifters got the attention of many teen lifters and their parents, along with some potential transfer students, who were impressed with UHD’s powerlifting program and are interested in finding out what UHD has to offer for them.  Coach Hudson spoke about UHD with lifters and parents from California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, and Texas, and, as always, emphasized the importance of academic performance.  UHD lifters must maintain a 2.75 g.p.a. to be on the official traveling team.

The individual results for UHD Powerlifting are as follows:

Bench Press

  • Antonio Moreno – 132 wt. class, Junior Division –
    1st Place – 282.1 lbs. – Texas State Junior and Collegiate Record
  • Ilian Rojas – 181 wt. class, Junior Division –
    2nd Place – 402.2 lbs.
  • Carlos Mata – 181 wt. class, Junior Division –
    1st Place – 457.2 lbs. – Texas State Collegiate Record – Best Lifter Award for Junior Men Lightweight
  • Waldo Villarreal – 220 wt. class, Junior Division –
    2nd Place – 385.7 lbs.
  • Petra Villegas – 123 wt. class, Junior Division –
    1st Place – 111.1 lbs. – Texas State Junior Record
  • Chasitee Thompson – 123 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    1st Place – 132.2 lbs. – Texas State Collegiate Record
  • Briana Villarreal – 148 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    1st Place – 154.2 lbs.
  • Rachael Richey – 220+ wt. class, Junior Division –
    1st Place – 226.8 lbs. – Junior World and National Record, Texas State Junior Record
  • Andrew Brooks – 123 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    2nd Place – 214.7 lbs.
  • John Kimble – 132 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    2nd Place – 253.5 lbs.
  • Imaray Rojas – 181 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    2nd Place – 281.0 lbs.
  • Timothy Ward – 181 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    2nd Place – 308.5 lbs.

Deadlift

  • Antonio Moreno – 132 wt. class, Junior Division –
    1st Place – 442.9 lbs. – National Collegiate and Texas State Collegiate Record
  • Ilian Rojas – 181 wt. class, Junior Division –
    1st Place – 523.5 lbs.
  • Waldo Villarreal – 220 wt. class, Junior Division –
    6th Place – 435.2 lbs.
  • Petra Villegas – 123 wt. class, Junior Division –
    1st Place – 248.0 lbs. – National and Texas State Collegiate Record
  • Chasitee Thompson – 123 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    1st Place – 303.0 lbs. – National Collegiate Record, Texas State Teen 18-19 and Collegiate Record – Best Lifter, Teen 18-19 Women
  • Briana Villarreal – 148 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    1st Place – 336.0 lbs.
  • Rachael Richey – 220+ wt. class, Junior Division –
    1st Place – 303.0 lbs.
  • Andrew Brooks – 123 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    1st Place – 451.7 lbs. – National Collegiate Record, Texas State Teen 18-19 and Collegiate Record – Best Lifter, Teen 18-19 Men
  • John Kimble – 132 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    1st Place – 444.0 lbs. – National Collegiate Record, Texas State Teen 18-19 and Collegiate Record
  • Imaray Rojas – 181 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    2nd Place – 314.0 lbs.
  • Timothy Ward – 198 wt. class, Teen 18-19 Division –
    1st Place – 612.8 lbs. – Texas State Teen 18-19 and Collegiate Record

 

     
     
   

 

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