Demon Powerlifters Capture Medals at State Championship

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The 2022 Dumas Powerlifting team - Courtesy Photo: Dumas Powerlifting

Last Updated on April 26, 2022 – 8:00 PM CDT

ABILENE, TX – Three Dumas Demons captured medals at the 2022 Texas High School Powerlifting Association State Championship last weekend at the Taylor County Expo Center.

Junior Sabien Perry placed third in the 181-pound weight class. Perry tallied 1,485 lbs. to claim the bronze medal and improve upon his seventh-place finish at the state tournament in 2021.

Hector Panda finished fourth in the 275-pound division. The junior lifted 1,690 lbs. and placed behind Ryan Smiley (Gatesville), Matthew Lopez (Rio Hondo), and Aiden Hinojosa (Corpus Christi Calallen).

Super Heavyweight Lucas Martinez took home fifth place. The senior, who finished 12th at state a year ago, lifted a total of 1,655 to earn the fifth-place medal.