Your 2018 High School Weightlifting Girls Team Champions… Metro Tech!

Queen Creek High School hosted the State Championship event for the second straight year, and continued to deliver a great competition with fantastic lifting! A huge thanks to Glen Adams and the Queen Creek staff for making this possible.

We also want to thank the Referees and Officials – Tim Baldry, Monte Matheson, Glen Adams, Madison Hildebrandt, Frank Brooks, Eddie Aguirre, Eric Bramwell and all the Loaders and others that helped out. And there were many coaches and parents that helped with the setup and clean-up – We really appreciate the time and effort!

Coach Mario Malaby lead his girls squad of 9 lifters to their first State Title! Coach Malaby was the first High School in Arizona to start a school weightlifting club several years ago, and the time and dedication has paid off. Most of Metro Tech girls sacrifice their lunch hour in order to train as part of the club, and have achieved amazing results with limited time for lifting. Metro Tech hosted its first meet in October, and we look for a great future for Coach Malaby and the Metro Tech Team!

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TEAM RESULTS:

1st Place – Metro Tech – “Arizona’s Strongest High School!”

2nd Place – American Leadership Academy QC

3rd Place – Globe

 

The Meet results are posted HERE
The current AZ High School and USAW Arizona LWC Records, updated with results from the competition are HERE

A few highlights from the Women’s Competition:

First Time Competitors – 10 New Lifters!

Congratulations to following athletes for participating in their first Competition:

  • Daisy Hansen
  • Paxton Hansen
  • Lindsay Brewer
  • Kenly Key
  • Taylor Winfield
  • Cristal Valenzula
  • Araceli Cabera
  • Victoria Gayton
  • Samantha Irish
  • Karen Velenzula

They all now have new Competition “Lifetime Bests”, and we look forward to many more Personal Record-setting performances ahead for them!

WOMEN BEST LIFTERS:

Best Lifter – Freshman: – Kale’a Mason, with a new HS State Record snatch of 45kg!

Best Lifter – Sophomore: – Celina Ortega, with a new HS Sophomore Record Clean & Jerl of 52kg!

Best Lifter – Junior: – Peyton Brown, with a new USAW AZ LWC State Record Clean & Jerk of 95kg & Total of 171kg! Finished with an amazing Sinclair of 241.36!

Best Lifter – Senior: – Yuliana Lopez, with a new HS State Record snatch of 51kg and Total of 112!

6-for-6 – Daisy Hansen, Paxton Hansen, Lindsay Brewer, and Samantha Irish, in just their first competition had a perfect 6-for-6 day! Lesly Martinez also goes 6-for-6 on her way to winning the 63kg Class.

New Women’s High School State Records – 21 New Record Lifts!

Kale’a Mason 45 Snatch 53kg Girls All-Time
Kale’a Mason 45 Snatch 53kg Girls Freshman
Cristal Valenzula 24 Snatch 58kg Girls Junior
Cristal Valenzula 27 C&J 58kg Girls Junior
Cristal Valenzula 51 Total 58kg Girls Junior
Kendal Jones 33 Snatch 58kg Girls Freshman
Kendal Jones 45 C&J 58kg Girls Freshman
Kendal Jones 78 Total 58kg Girls Freshman
Araceli Cabera 33 Snatch 63kg Girls Junior
Araceli Cabera 34 C&J 63kg Girls Junior
Araceli Cabera 67 Total 63kg Girls Junior
Yuliana Lopez 51 Snatch 69kg Girls All-Time
Yuliana Lopez 112 Total 69kg Girls All-Time
Yuliana Lopez 51 Snatch 69kg Girls Senior
Yuliana Lopez 61 C&J 69kg Girls Senior
Yuliana Lopez 112 Total 69kg Girls Senior
Samantha Irish 26 Snatch 69kg Girls Freshman
Samantha Irish 36 C&J 69kg Girls Freshman
Samantha Irish 62 Total 69kg Girls Freshman
Karen Valenzula 47 C&J 75kg Girls Senior
Celina Ortega 52 C&J 90kg Girls Sophomore

 

New Youth USAW AZ LWC State Records – 2 New Record Lifts!

At the end of competition, new USAW AZ LWC records stood as follows:

Peyton Brown (58kg, Youth 16-17) – 95 C&J, 171 Total

 

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