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Overton Powerlifters Going For Back To Back Titles

There may be something in the little town of Overton's water becase when it comes to powerlifting, their high school boys and girls have a bit of a monopoly on state awards.

The Mustang boys powerlifting team hopes to make it back to back state titles. The Mustangs already claimed their third straight regional championship last week.

The girls squad placed second at the state meet last week as well.

With squat lifts of 500-plus pounds, powerlifting is definitely not as easy as these guys make it look.

"They've been lifting weights since they were in the seventh grade," said coach Rodrick Portley. "I mean they started out lifting in the seventh grade and once they finally got into high school you get out of it what you put into it. They train four out of five days a week."

"It is the hardest sport that you could play," said powerlifter Jamal Thompson. "It's hard, strenous, and if you don't work hard you can't get it done."

The Mustangs will leave Frida morning. They will compete at the Aldine ISD Event Center beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. 
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