Tolar’s Zyane Gumler broke a regional record that had stood for seven years when he had a deadlift of 575 pounds in the regional powerlifting meet recently.
Gumler had a total of 1,370 pounds lifted to finish fourth in the 220-pound division. He had a bench press of 260 and a squat of 535.
“That was really impressive, what Zyane did,” said Tolar coach Gregg Lee. “That record had stood for awhile.”
Gumler tried to lift 605 on his final attempt, and that would have qualified him for state. He came close.
“He got it past his knee but couldn’t lock it in,” said Lee.
Walker Shelton, competing in the 148 division, also finished fourth after lifting 1,145 pounds. He had a squat of 445, a bench press of 245, and a deadlift of 450.
“Both of those kids went to their deadlift with a chance to go to state,” said Lee.
Lady Rattler Carson King also brought home a medal after finishing fifth in the girls division. Competing in the 114 category, she lifted a total of 570 pounds, 220 squat, 120 bench press, and 230 deadlift.
Aaron Platt also competed for the Rattlers, placing ninth in the 220 division with a total of 1,215 pounds (475 squat, 310 bench press, 430 deadlift).
The top two finishers in each division advanced to state. Gumler entered ranked fourth in the region, Shelton was second, King was sixth and Platt was ninth.
Rankings were compiled through points accumulated in meets throughout the regular season. The top 10 in points advanced to regionals.
“We got three medals, and that’s a pretty good season,” said Lee.
“We did well, and I’m thinking we can do even more next year.”
Shelton and King are juniors and Platt is a sophomore.