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STATE MEDALIST–Levelland Loboette Jordan Ramirez posed with her state medal after the meet last weekend. Ramirez placed second overall in her weight class, and was the only Loboette to medal at the meet. She lifted a total of 585 pounds. The State Powerlifting Meet was held in Corpus Christi last weekend. Also lifting at the State Meet for the Loboettes were Krayah Langford and Saron Mendoza. (Photo Courtesy of Brian Coker)

Three Levelland Loboette powerlifters traveled to Corpus Christi last weekend for the girls State Powerlifting Meet.

Jordan Ramirez placed second overall in her weight class, and was the only Loboette to medal at the meet.

Ramirez lifted a total of 585 pounds.

"Well, I kind of expected her to medal," explained Head Coach Brain Coker. "Heading into the meet, she was in fifth or sixth place."

"We knew if she had a good day lifting, she could medal but we did not think we expect a second place finish; that was a surprise."

"During the meet, she struggled with her squats, but after squats, we noticed she was tied for third place," Coker explained.

"When squats finished, she moved on to bench and moved up a spot in the standings, so we felt she had a good chance to place in the top three," he said.

"She ended up having a good deadlift and finished second overall, so it was a good surprise for her compete so well at the State Meet,"added the coach.

Krayah Langford placed eighth in her weight class.

Langford lifted a total of 825 pounds.

Saron Mendoza placed eighth in her weight class.

Mendoza lifted a to total of 815 pounds.

"Krayah and Saron entered the State Meet in eighth or ninth place. So, for them to medal, it would have been a stretch," stated Coker.

"But, they ended up having their best lifts of the season at the State Meet, which is hard to do. I am very proud of the way they competed during the meet," he continued.

Langford also received a $1,000 scholarship from the Powerlifting Association.

"I think we finished this seasons the way I expected us to," explained Coker. "I am very proud of the girls who qualified for the State Meet and Regional Meet."

"We had a great group of girls lift for us this year," he continued. "They came to practice ready to work everyday, with positive attitudes."

Leading the team this season were their three state qualifiers Jordan Ramirez, Saron Mendoza and Krayah Langford.

"Coming into this season, we knew those three girls had made it to state last year, so they became our leader," stated the coach.

"They understood what our expectations were and their goals from the beginning of the year, were to make it back to state," he added.

"They believed in their potential and put in the work necessary to accomplish their goals," he said.

"Everything those girls achieved this year, they deserved.

They are great kids to coach," he explained.

All of these girls have been great to coach this season," said Coker. "I will miss the seniors work ethic and the contributions they added to the program."


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