St. Paul’s junior Chandler Loescher benched 550 lbs to established the all-time Louisiana substantial faculty doc and assisted the Wolves to a runner-up workers end on the LHSAA Division I situation powerlifting championship Saturday in Monroe.
Loescher received the 242-pound physique weight division with a general fats of 1,735 kilos at UL-Monroe’s Fant Ewing Coliseum. He squatted 600 kilos and deadlifted 585. He topped the prior bench report of 545 set in 2013 by Farmerville’s Cody Kennedy.
Junior Joshua Kellum was the opposite particular person winner for St. Paul’s. His 1,300 entire set him atop the 148-pound extra weight course. He was named the wonderful lifter among the many the cut back physique weight divisions. He’s a 3-time situation champion, his first coming when he was in eighth high quality.
Loescher, a two-time situation winner, set the purpose out historical past on the previous of his three bench makes an attempt. He opened at 500 lbs and tried for 550 on his subsequent endeavor. He pushed the surplus weight up so swiftly that he turned unbalanced.
“I take into account what transpired was he did it a lot too speedy,” St. Paul’s coach Jesse Kellum acknowledged. “He shocked himself, and it knocked him off equilibrium. I knowledgeable him to get the precise tempo off the chest however to gradual it down from there.”
Loescher acknowledged “a fairly extended prayer that I’d get it,” he reported. “I used to be discovering genuinely offended with the surplus weight. Actually main. I shut all of the issues out. I used to be targeted on the kilos. I went in with an intensive mind-set. I didn’t talk to anybody. I get mad like that.”
To realize the file on his closing strive “felt superior,” he mentioned. “It was one of many biggest feelings to get that file.”
West Monroe received the group championship with 36 particulars, two prematurely of St. Paul’s.
“So close to it’s not even amusing,” mentioned Kellum, whose group gained the Division I championship in 2021. “Plenty of guys did actually glorious. We had just a few guys drop shorter of what we wished. All in all, I’m actually happy with it. It got here all the way down to fairly considerably the previous deadlift.”
Third-area Covington (22 factors) had two distinctive champions: junior Nicholas Calidonia at 114 kilos with a full body weight of 950 kilos lifted and junior Chase Lawton at 220 with 1,700 lifted. Equally are two-time champions.
Different neighborhood winners have been being Brother Martin junior Zac Rambeau at 132 lbs . (1,145 lifted) and Mandeville junior Tyler Keller at 198 (1,615 lifted).
Rambeau acquired his first situation championship final 12 months when at Holy Cross. Keller put subsequent final yr.
Salmen sophomore Dwayne Coleman acquired the heavyweight division in Division II with 1,575 lbs . lifted.
Bolton (44 factors) acquired the Division II championship forward of runner-up St. Michael (30). Salmen positioned fifth (19).