Lots of news.
2014 Collegiate Nationals in Orlando, Fl!
4 Aggies have earned All-American Honors at the 2014 Collegiate National Championship!
Nathan Westbrook comes in ranked 6th and finishes with the Silver medal in the 93kg/205lbs in his FIRST collegiate nationals! He secured the win with a 651 squat, 441 bench, and 628 deadlift. Congradulations to Nathan Westbrook on his Silver medal and All-American status!
Nathan Westbrook on the podium.
Ashleigh Andrews was the first National Champion of the weekend. Andrews placed 2nd her freshmen year, and came back more determined than ever. Andrews easily took home the Gold medal in the 84kg class, with a record setting performance of 1190lbs! Congratulations to the newest member of the Hall of Champions, Ashleigh Andrews!
Our final National Champion is 84kg+ lifter Jenn Moran! Moran destroyed all her competition at the 2014 collegiate nationals on her way to her 2nd National Championship. Moran is the first Texas A&M lifter to win back to back years since the great Tiffany McKinney dynasty. On Moran’s path to victory she set the ALL-TIME female squat record at 490lbs and she made it look easy! Congratulations to the now back to back National Champion, Jenn Moran!
Moran with her record setting squat of 490lbs
The final Texas A&M lifter was Scott Dobbins. Dobbins finished 6th his freshmen year, 3rd his sophomore year, and was looking for the Gold in 2014. Dobbins moved up to the SHW class for a better shot at the Gold medal weighing in at 271 in the 264lbs class. Dobbins put together a monumental record setting performance of being the first Texas A&M lifter to total 2000lbs! However this was not enough on meet day and Dobbins finished in 2nd place. Dobbins squatted a new SHW school record of 771lbs on his 2nd attempt, and was called for depth on his 804 squat 2-1. Dobbins then pulled 672lbs to complete a 7/9 day and finished with a new PR total. Congratulations to Scott for his silver medal, PR total, and for being the first Aggie to total 2000lbs!
Dobbins benching 556lbs.
The Texas A&M Powerlifting Team competed in Austin, TX on November 23, 2013 at the annual USAPL Longhorn Open, hosted by the Longhorns of t.u.
The Aggies claimed 1st in both the Men’s and Women’s team division!
Congrats to our lifters on an outstanding performance!
Members Olivia Harrington , Ashleigh Andrews and Scott Dobbins recently competed at the 2013 Junior and Sub-Junior World Powerlifting Championships in Killeen, Texas representing team USA.
Harrington finished 5th in the 72 kg class. She Squatted 380 lbs, benched 253 lbs, and finished up the day with an 363 lbs deadlift, giving her 998lb total, great job!
Andrews did not have the best day, while she bombed on the squat she did not stop competing and finished with a 286 lbs bench press, and 402 lbs on the deadlift. This was Ashleigh’s first year on the Junior team, she competed in the 84kg class. She will come back stronger than ever for the 2014 Junior worlds in Oroshaza, Hungary!
This was Scott’s fist year on the Junior World team. Overall Scott ended up 6th place in the 120 kg class. He finished with 744 lbs on the squat, 540 lbs on the bench, and 622 lbs on the deadlift, ending the day with an 1907 lbs total. Scott plans on returning to the international stage at the 2014 Junior World Championship.
Alumni Mickey Belaineh won her first Women’s Open Raw National championship at the 2013 USAPL Raw Nationals, Mickey is still the current team record holder of the Deadlift in the 84kg with a 445lb RAW pull. Congratulations to Mickey!
5 Aggie women were selected to be a part of the 2013 Junior World Bench Press team and compete in Kaunas, Lithuania. Alumni Kayla James, Bryanna Alba, Elizabeth Perez and current memebers, Olivia Harrington and Jordan Karisch were the ones selected. The 3 alumni elected to be a apart of team USA and competed in May 2013. Bryanna Alba placed 3rd in the 84kg class with a 135kg bench!
L-R: Howsmon, Perez, Alba, James, Coach Tim.
Alumni Daniel Howsmon competed at Bench press worlds and placed 3rd in the 105kg weight class with a 247.5kg bench!
Judge Barney Fudge ’67 made a large charitable donation to help fund the brand new Adidas warmup project that we have finally completed. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Mr. and Mrs. Clegg B. Smith ‘96 made a charitable donation to the Team in order to help us get to Collegiate Nationals in April 2013. Thank you!
Alumni Tiffany McKinney won first place at the 2012 Junior World Powerlifting Championships in Szczyrk, Poland. She also broke the world bench press record with a 418 lb. bench!