Powerlifting club pulls weight in Longhorn Open

Team brings home multiple top three finishes

By Rosanna Aguilera
On December 1, 2016

Photos contributed by Ram Powerlifting
Sophomore Kali Mendez compete at the Longhorn Open.

The Ram Powerlifting club competed in their first meet of the season and ended with nine first place finishes, four second place finishes, one third place finish and two best lifters awards.

President of Ram Powerlifting Club Caitlyn Buck said the team did very well at the Longhorn Open, which was their first meet of the season.

"We had many top three finishes as well as two best lifter awards," Buck said.

Alyssa Gaitan finished in first place and won best female lightweight raw lifter.

Brittany Barksdale finished the meet in first place and received the award of best female heavyweight raw lifter.

"We have a very promising team and all are excited as we head into the spring season and prepare for Collegiate Nationals in April," Buck said. "I expect to see more great results from our team."

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