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Several Sweetwater High School powerlifters who recently competed at state meets were honored Monday at a meeting of the Sweetwater Independent School District. Resolutions which recognized the athletes for their accomplishments were presented at the meeting.
Pictured are boys state qualifiers (from left) Ryan Linebaugh and Sam Nemir along with coach Jake Freeman. Also competing but not pictured is Mateo Gonzales. Clint Easley (also not pictured) was head boys powerlifting coach.
Nemir placed sixth in the 181-pound weight class at the state meet in Abilene, while Gonzales was eighth in the 242-pound weight class and Linebaugh was 11th in the 165-pound weight class. The boys state meet was held March 24 at the Abilene Civic Center.
The girls state qualifiers--Loni Mendez, Cari Aguilar, Joslyn Rosas and Lexie Perez--were also honored.Â Mendez placed seventh in the 181-pound weight class, while Rosas was 11th in the 220-pound weight class, Aguilar was 13th in the 132-pound weight class and Perez was 15th in the 181-pound weight class.
Also in attendance but not pictured was SHS girls powerlifting coach Liz Miller. The girls state meet was held March 17 in Corpus Christi.