Trumann teens win team national powerlifting championship

Thursday, March 28, 2019
This group of Trumann lifters competed in the WABDL competition held March 2 in Jonesboro. Lifters are front row (l-r): Joseph Barnes, Harley Garrett, Tonia Barnes, Sonia Barnes, Noah Barnes, Dakota Jones, Andrew Carter and Danny Webb. Back row (l-r): Cody Blanchard, Cade OíBrien, Hunter Chaffin, Ozzy Barnes, David Taber, Jereme Arnold, Juan Hernandez, Ashton Creecy, Jacobee Knave, Jr, Marques Dodson and Coach Eddie Morgan. (Photo provided)

Nineteen Trumann athletes competed and the fifteen teenage athletes combined to win the teen team World Association Benchers Dead Lifters national championship recently at a meet held in Jonesboro. The athletes are coached by Eddie Morgan.

Competing in the 10-11 year old, 105 pound (10-11, 105) womenís division, Harley Garrett won first place in bench press (BP) with a 45 pound lift and first place in the dead lift (DL) with a 125 pound lift. In the menís 10-11, 105 division, Noah Barnes took first with a 55 pound BP and 135 pound DL. In the 10-11, 132 division, Joseph Barnes also took home to first place finishes with a 65 pound BP and a 155 pound DL.

In the womenís 12-13, 105 division, Sonia Barnes claimed two wins with a 75 pound BP and a 215 pound DL while twin sister Tonia Barnes won both events with a 105 BP and a 250 pound DL. In the menís 12-13, 181 division, Andrew Carter had a winning 125 pound BP and a winning 303 pound DL as Ashton Creecy won both his events in the 12-13, 198 division with a 145 pound BP and a 330 pound DL.

In the menís 14-15, 132 division, Dakota Jones placed second in DL with a 132 pound lift. In the 14-15, 198 division, Hunter Chaffin had two wins with a 205 BP and a 415 DL. In the 14-15 menís, 308 division, Jacobee Knave, Jr won the BP with a 183 pound lift and the DL with a 385 pound lift. Also in that division, Jereme Arnold took second in the DL with a 380 pound lift.

In the menís 16-17, 165 pound division, Ozzy Barnes won the BP with a 187 pound lift and placed second in the DL with a 370 pound lift as Juan Hernandez took second in the BP with a 183 pound lift and first in the DL with a 375 pound lift. In the 16-17, 181 division, Cade OíBrien placed second with a 125 BP and first in the DL with a 281 pound lift. In the 16-17, 209 division, Cody Blanchard took first in BP with a 160 pound lift and first in the DL with a 430 pound lift. In the 16-17, 220 division, David Taber won both events with a 318 BP and a 418 DL. In the 16-17, 259 division, Desean Mason placed first with a 385 pound DL. In the 16-17, Super division, Marques Dodson took first in the DL with a 380 pound lift.

Danny Webb competed in the 20-25, 165 division and placed second in the BP with a 145 pound lift.

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