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The Trinity Boys Team claimed first place at the Tiger Strong Invitational on Saturday. Courtesy photoThe Trinity Boys Team claimed first place at the Tiger Strong Invitational on Saturday. Courtesy photo

By Tony Farkas
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TRINITY — Coming out on top at your own tournament is an even better reward that just winning, which is what the Trinity Tigers did on Saturday,

The boys’ team accumulated 34 points to place first overall. The girls managed a fifth-place finish out of 11 teams.

Coach Forrest Reddick said he is very proud of the effort of every one of his lifters. 

“Just about everyone was able to improve their standing in terms of qualifying for regionals,” he said. “We will have a final determination of that in the weeks to come, but it’s looking very promising moving forward.”

Medal winners include:

• Kailyn Fisher, first place and top overall lifter, girls’ heavy platform 

• Deandra Mills, second place

• Stephanie Ruiz, fifth place

• Wyatt Bennett, second place

• Jayden Ford, second place 

• Remi Lassman, first place

• Cole Odom, second place 

• David McKendree, second place

• Colton Smith, second place 

• Elis Caceres, fourth place

Results of the Tiger Strong Invitational Feb. 12


Team Results

College Station, first; Elkhart, second; Splendora, third; Tarkington, fourth; Trinity, fifth; Shepherd, sixth; Cleveland, seventh; Chilton, eighth; New Waverly, ninth; Groveton, 10th; Corrigan-Camden, 11th.

Individual Results (placing in weight class)


Lexia Banks, third; Samantha Smith, eighth; Rebecca Langley, 11th; Lexi Easterling, 11th; Isabell Killingsworth, 12th; Daisia Leonard, 13th; Macey Wingate, 11th; Paislie Voelker, seventh; Mercedes Wilson, fifth; Shelby Arnold, fifth.


Deandra Mills, third; Darlene Orellana, ninth; Britnee Warren, seventh; Kourtney Warren, 11th; Kaitlyn Smith, 12th; Stephanie Ruiz, fifth; Dezlyn Galvan, 15th; Joshlyn Madera, sixth; Maria Mendoza, seventh; and Kailyn Fisher, first.


Team Results

Trinity, first; Huntsville, second; Shepherd, third; College Station, fourth; Cleveland, fifth; Elkhart, sixth; Tarkington, seventh; Corrigan-Camden, eighth; New Waverly, ninth; Chilton, 10th.

Individual results (placing in weight class)


Wyatt Bennett, second; Jayden Ford, second; Remington Lassman, first; Cole Odom, second; Ian Pucket, 10th; Giovanni Gutierrez, 13th; David McKendree, second; Aaron Caceres, 11th; Colton Smith, second; Elis, Caceres, fourth.

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