Local lifters heading for the state meet

Published 7:00 am Friday, April 4, 2014

A quartet of local weight lifters will be in the running for Class 5A state championships this week.


The prep state powerlifting meet takes place in Jackson over the weekend, and participants from both Pearl River Central and Picayune will vie for individual titles in the competition which will take place at the Mississippi Coliseum.

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Weigh-ins for respective classes will take place Friday and the competition will begin Saturday morning.


Pearl River Central has a trio of products in the event. Jeffrey Palma competes in the 220-pound weight class, while Trey Revere lifts in the 275-pound classification. Harry Godwin competes in the 308-pound class.


“Harry might have the best chance to win a state title, but I think all three will be ready and will compete really well,” PRC coach John Feaster said.


Picayune’s Alex Aaron will also compete in the overall state meet. He lifts in the 198-pound division.


Aaron actually won the district championship earlier this year. Godwin and Palma finished second in South State competition, while Aaron and Revere finished third in that event.


Powerlifiting consists of bench press, dead lift and squat, and the total weight of all three lifts is combined to result in the total score.


All six classifications will have their meets take place on Saturday. Champions will be crowned from 1A-6A in various events.