The Ellison boys powerlifting team won five divisions and finished second in two to cruise to a victory Saturday in the Lehman Lobo Starter Meet, hosted by Lehman High School in Kyle.
James Williams' victory in the 220-pound division was perhaps the most dominant. He won his 10-man field by 200 pounds with a three-lift total of 1,320. His squat of 550 was the best in his field by 105 pounds. He tied for the top bench press (265) and his 505 dead lift was tops by 40.
Only five lifters in the meet dead lifted 500 or more, and three were from Ellison. Williams was also one of six with a squat of 500 or better, and three others, including Zeke Sheridan (meet-best 600) were from Ellison.
Ellison scored 49 points to take the team title. San Marcos finished second in the eight-team field with 34 points. Points were awarded on a 7-5-3-1 basis to the top four finishers in each weight division.
In the 242-pound division, Sheridan won by 180 with a total of 1,435 and was named top lifter of the meet. The squat was best by 100 in the 242s. His 535 deadlift was best by 80.
Isaac Rios was also impressive in the 114 division. His 785 total was 145 ahead of second place. He bested his three competitors in every lift, including a 300 squat and dead lift.
Gabe Vargas won the 148 division with a 975 total. He was 75 ahead of the runner-up and recorded the best squat and bench in the field of 10.
The Eagles' Konnor Peronto and Joseph James finished second and third, respectively, in the 181 division. San Marcos' Dylan Basham won the 14-man field by 150.
Keanu Ramirez and Jaxson Langford finished 1-2 as the only competitors in the superheavyweight division. Ramirez, a 346-pound senior, had a meet-best total of 1,530 (Sheridan was No. 2, and two other Eagles were in the top five). Ramirez posted the best overall bench press of 400. The next best was 335.