CHS Weightlifting Team Wins 2016 State Championship
The Catholic High Bearsí´ Weightlifting Team captured its 18th State Title in the past 26 years on Saturday April 30. The team was led by Senior K.J. Wilson, who earned íÍOutstanding Lifteríñ honors. This meet is sanctioned by the U.S. Weightlifting Federation and was held at Spectrum Fitness Center on Monterrey Blvd. in Baton Rouge. There are two lifts in the competition í the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk.
Wilson hoisted 255.2 lbs. in the Snatch and 314.6 lbs. in the Clean & Jerk for a total of 569.8 lbs. total! He won the 105+ kg weight class and was one of five individual State Champions for the Bears. Other Gold Medalists were Caleb Sanders in the 47 kg class, Tyler Turner in the 56 kg class, John Eric Ginn in the 77 kg class and Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the 94 kg class.
Other CHS lifters scoring for the Bears were: M.J. Coates í 2nd Place in the 69 kg class; D.J. Rousseau – 2nd Place in the 105 kg class; Cameron Carpenter í 3rd Place in the 62 kg class; Jared Small í 3rd Place in the 94 kg class; Rock Schexnaydre í 3rd Place in the 105 kg class; and Grant Gallegos í 5th Place in the 77 kg class.
TOTALS FOR CHS COMPETITORS
47 kg í Caleb Sanders Snatch-77, Clean/Jerk-105.6 Total = 182.6 Lbs.
56 kg í Tyler Turner Snatch-110, Clean/Jerk-132 Total = 242 Lbs.
62 kg í Cameron Carpenter Snatch-121, Clean/Jerk-154 Total = 275 Lbs.
69 kg í M.J. Coates Snatch-143, Clean/Jerk-187 Total = 330 Lbs.
77 kg í Grant Gallegos Snatch-149.6, Clean/Jerk-193.6 Total = 343.2 Lbs.
77 kg í John Eric Ginn Snatch-176, Clean/Jerk-242 Total = 418 Lbs.
94 kg í Clyde Edwards-Helaire Snatch-202.4, Clean/Jerk-248.6 Total = 450.6 Lbs.
94 kg í Jared Small Snatch-193.6, Clean/Jerk-242 Total = 435.6 Lbs.
105 kg í D.J. Rousseau Snatch-176, Clean/Jerk-242 Total = 418 Lbs.
105 kg í Rock Schexnaydre Snatch-176, Clean/Jerk-242 Total = 418 Lbs.
105+ kg í K.J. Wilson Snatch-255.2, Clean/Jerk-314.6 Total = 569.8 Lbs.