Woodruff places second in Powerlifting State Meet

Ruben Cantu-Rodriguez MyRunnelsCounty.com
Ballinger High School Athletic Director Justin Wiley, John Cuellar, Auggie Woodruff, Powerlifting Coach Tremaine Johnson.

BALLINGER– Auggie Woodruff placed second in the 220-pound division and John Cuellar got seventh in the 198-pound class, at the Division III State Powerlifting Meet held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas.

Woodruff and Cuellar both faced fierce competition in their respected weight classes, but didn’t back down and represented our region well. 

Woodruff totaled 1,690 pounds. It was his second year to qualify for State competition and has also made the First Team All-Academic Team for Texas High School Powerlifting Association.

“Both athletes were outstanding young men and leaders this year and had great attitude and effort toward their preparation and competition. I am proud to know these young men,” said Ballinger High School Powerlifting Coach Tremaine Johnson.

The competition wraps up a great year for Ballinger’s Powerlifting boys and girls teams. The week before Angelica Fuentes championed in the 148-pound weight class at the Girls State meet, while Rebecca Simpson got third in the 198-pound weight class.

Fuentes’ became the first Ballinger High School powerlifting championship ever for boys or girls.

Angelica broke class record for squat with a 440-pound squat, and the bench record with a 225-pound bench. She also set the total pound record for her weight class with 1,025 pounds lifted. Also competing in the Girls State meet were Ballinger High School students Tianna Sanchez and Madison Watkins.

The 2013-2014 powerlifting season also set several landmarks at Ballinger High School, qualifying nine boys to the Regional championship and placing first at that meet held in Sundown, Texas. BHS Powerlifting Coach Tremaine Johnson was also named Coach of the Year for Region 1 Division III.

The Division III meet is represented by 1A and 2A schools.