Ellison's Trestan Hudnall, Antares Gillespie and Keith Jackson II qualified for state Saturday at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Region 2, Division I Meet at Burleson High School.

Hudnall finished second in the 132-pound division with a three-lift (bench press, squat, dead lift) total of 1,105 pounds. His 270-pound bench press was tops in the 11-man field.

The top two finishers advance to state, but lifters can also advance by matching or beating a qualifying total for his weight class.

Gillespie finished third, but earned his spot by hitting the 275 division qualifying number on the button with a 1,550 total. Teammate Veshawn Shellman was fifth. Copperas Cove's Juan Jimenez finished sixth, and Belton's Sidney Sherwood was eighth.

Jackson also finished third and his 1,600 was right on the mark to qualify for state in the super heavyweight division. Copperas Cove's Aaron Shanahan finished sixth.

Belton's Arturo Jaimes is also headed to state. He placed second in the 242 division with a total of 1,540, including a group-best dead lift of 605.

The state meet is March 24 in Abilene.

Ellison's trio of qualifiers helped the Eagles finish fourth in the team standings. Burleson won the meet, aided by its three champions.

Ellison's Kory Young just missed a trip to state in the 165 division. He tied for the second-best total with Temple's Dwight Roberts, but Roberts advanced based on his lighter body weight. Belton's Devyn Raper finished fifth.

Jimenez and Shanahan posted the top finishes for Copperas Cove. Jimenez's three-lift total of 1,390 pounds included a personal-best squat of 550.

Shanahan was sixth in the super heavyweight class with a personal-best total of 1,415. His 305 bench was also a personal record.

Tim Edwards was ninth in the 198 division, with personal-bests in the squat (475) and bench (280). His total was 1,220.

In the 181 division, Ellison's Robert Nicholas was sixth. Copperas Cove's Jacob Carney placed 11th.

Belton's Max Castelli was eighth in the 123 division. Christian Castillo was sixth in 148. Patrick Frazho was 10th.

In the 220 division, Belton's Devin Martinez was fifth, and Ellison's Aubrey Kelly was seventh.

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