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West Lincoln hosting MHSAA South State Powerlifting Meet Saturday

Jack Case Gymnasium will be filled with the sound of clanging iron Saturday as West Lincoln hosts the MSHAA 2A South State Powerlifting Meet.

The Bears are coming of capturing the Region 4-2A title last month.

“It was the first time in school history for us to win the region meet,” said WL coach Brad Bland. “Very proud of my guys.”

The Bears won the team competition by outpointing second place Wesson and third place St. Patrick. Also competing in the region meet were Enterprise, Perry Central, East Marion and Bogue Chitto.

Top three finishers in each class qualify for the south state meet.

Top finishers for the Bears included Tyler Hall who finished first in the 123-pound division and Jordan Davis who won the 132-pound division.

Caleb Nations was the second-place finisher in the 181-pound class and Gabe Bush was second overall in the 220-pound division. Also finishing second was Jackson Taylor in the 308-pound class.

Weston Patten finished third overall in the 114-pound class for WL while Aaron Sanders (242-pound) and Zack Taylor (Super Heavyweight) were also third place finishers for the Bears.

Dedrick McCray of Enterprise won the 148-pound division, and his teammate Seth Mitchell was the third-place finisher. Jason Keene of Enterprise was the runner-up in the 132-pound class while his teammate Chase White finished second in the 242-pound class.

Also, for EAC, Jordan Stephens finished third overall in the 165-pound class.

For Bogue Chitto the lone first place finisher was Eli Cupit in the 242-pound class. In the 308-pound class Davis Hart finished as the third-place finisher for Bogue Chitto.

Wesson got first place finishes in the Super Heavyweight class from Justin Beal, in the 275-pound division from Jaylon Suttles, and the 198-pound class from Collin McGowen.

Ty Turner finished runner-up in the 114-pound division and Orlando Smith also got a second-place finish for the Cobras in the 165-pound class.

Other schools sending lifters to the south state meet include Pelahatchie, Puckett, Lake, Enterprise-Clarke, Mize and Bay Springs.