3rd place brought by Eagles at powerlifting

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Fairfield High School junior Richard Charlson placed first in the 132 pound weight class during Thursday night's Fairfield powerlifting event. Head Coach JOhn Bachtel is seen cheering for Charlson.
Photo by Shae Garcia

The Fairfield Eagles finished third at the Darrell Piske Memorial Powerlifting Meet at Fairfield High School on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The Eagles scored 30 points and were edged out by one point for second place by Rice. Corsicana won the meet with 47 points.

Fairfield had two weight class winners. Richard Charlson took first place in the 132-pound weight division and Jacob Espinoza was first at 114 pounds.

Charlson lifted a total of 700 pounds. That included a 275-pound squat, a bench press of 115 pounds and a 310-pound dead lift. He beat runner-up Jakob Jankowski of Dawson by 110 pounds.


State meet

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These four girls headed to the state powerlifting meet in Waco Saturday, March 17, with two competing and two as alternates. Senior Jamie Wilkinson lifted well and was in fourth place going into her deadlift when judges ruled she did not make her lifts. Sophomore Madi Isaacs placed 8th of 12 lifters in her weight class. Pictured are (from left) Daeja Harris, Madi Isaacs, Jamie Wilkinson, and Ashlyn Garcia.

Photo by Shae Garcia

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