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On Saturday and Sunday, the Lexington High School Powerlifting team competed in the Nebraska High School State Powerlifting Meet at Midland University in Fremont, NE.  The following teams competed: Papillion LaVista South, Papillion LaVista, Lexington, Yutan, Brownell Talbott, Kearney, Columbus, Crete, Omaha South, Omaha North, Omaha Central, Bellevue East, Bellevue West, Grand Island, Gretna, Adam Central & Omaha Gross Catholic.  The Lexington Girls Team was crowned State Runner-Up and the Lexington Boys Team was crowned State Champion!  Anthony Taracena also set the state 114 lbs weight class Deadlift record at 391.3 lbs the 3 lift total on the day of 804.7 lbs. The results are listed below.

Boys Results

114 lbs

4th – Rigo Arias

3rd – Emanuel Zuniga

State Runner-Up – Marvin Garcia

State Champion – Anthony Taracena


123 lbs

State Champion – Reyes Rivas


132 lbs

3rd – Kevin Parada


148 lbs

State Runner-Up – Wyatt Hosick

State Champion – Alex Mateo


165 lbs

4th – Jose Miguel

State Champion – Ezequiel Ruiz


242 lbs

5th – Adrian Lopez-Perez

4th – Jesus Ramirez



4th – Juan Laguna

State Champion – Miguel Castellanos

Girls Results


State Runner-Up – Sindy Morales


4th – Emmely Munoz


5th – Nineht Arevalo

4th – Eva Sorto


State Runner-Up – Litzy Morales


4th – Katherine Martinez


5th – McKenzie Furgison

State Runner-Up – Yasmin Monroy


5th – Halima Daud

State Champion – Jasmin Martinez

Nebraska High School State Powerlifting Boys State Champions

Nebraska High School State Powerlifting Girls State Runner-Up

Miguel Castellanos – State Champion

Ezequiel Ruiz – State Champion

Alex Mateo – State Champion

Reyes Rivas – State Champion

Anthony Taracena – State Champion
Anthony also set the state Deadlift record at 391.3 lbs the  3 lift total on the day of 804.7 lbs.

Jasmin Martinez – State Champion