East boys finish in second at Benders Bash

Feb. 24, 2018 at 9:45 p.m.

Victoria West hosted nearly 100 lifters from 13 schools Saturday in the West gymnasium for the Westside Bar Benders Bash.

The Victoria East boys finished in second place.

The Titans were led by Jonathan Zelaya (148 pounds), Christian Oviedo (220) and Celestino Alvarez (242), who finished in first place in their respective classes.

Zelaya was named the best lightweight lifter from 114 pounds to 165 pounds.

Oviedo was named the best heavyweight lifter from the 181 pound class to the super heavyweight class.

The Victoria West boys finished in third place and were led by Michael Casillas, who finished in first place in the 123 pound weight class.

For the West girls, Lacey Littles qualified for the THSWPA Region 5 Championship that will take place Saturday at PSJA Southwest High School in Pharr.

Regional qualifiers for the boys will be posted Monday.

Indivdual results


114 pounds

3. Adrian Linares - West


2. Jeremiah Zelaya - East


3. Noah Martinez - West

5. Landen Valdez - West


5. Dominic Diaz - West


3. Gary Hunley - West

5. Ray Buckner - West


2. Raul Padilla - West

3. Jonathan Oviedo - East

4. Nick Delgado - West


2. Arron Vasquez - East


3. Jorge Vazquez - East

7. Justin Carmona - East



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