Mohawk "Iron Workers" Lift at Meet in Missouri
On Monday, Feb. 2, the Piggott Mohawk football team competed in a weight lifting meet at Scott City, Mo. According to Coach Michael Harrell, "we are developing a competitive atmosphere in the weight room, and in everything we do in our football program. Competing against other schools in the off-season will help us get to the level we need to be to win the 3A-3. I'm proud of our guys, and I know our community will be this fall."
A total of seven schools took part in the weight meet, with Piggott the only Arkansas school in attendance. Other participants included Fredericktown, Perryville, Scott City, Malden, Kelly and East Prairie. Overall the Piggott junior varsity lifters, freshmen and sophomores, took second while the varsity lifters of juniors and seniors finished third.
In the junior division weight class Piggott's Reagan Mayberry won first place in the squats with a new meet record of 275 pounds. Meanwhile, Dakota Santos was fifth in his class with a lift of 285. Also in the junior division, Dalton Morris took third in his weight class, while Cade Harrell took fifth in the same division. Both lifted 315, with the tie-breaker going to the lighter lifter. Rounding out the junior division squats was Piggott's Bret Fuller with a second place in his weight class, with a lift of 345.
In the senior division of the squats Landon Williams finished second in his weight class with a lift of 375, while Seth Lace was fifth in his weight division with a lift of 405.
In the power clean competition, Fuller took first in his weight class with a clean of 235, while Harrell was fifth in his weight class as he cleaned 195.
In the junior division of the bench press, Jon Jones was second in his weight class with a lift of 190, while Mayberry was fourth with a lift of 170. Santos took third in division with a lift of 195, Harrell was fourth in his division with a lift of 235, Fuller took first in his weight division with a pres of 260 and Nate Mallard was fourth in his weight class with a lift of 245.
In the senior division, Cody Crittenden was sixth in his weight class with a lift of 165; Bradley Stephens was fourth in his division with a lift of 225 and Eli Smith won his weight class, and set a new meet record, with a bench press of 290. The Mohawks also got a fourth place finish from Nathan Gookin in his division with a lift of 255, Williams won the event with a lift of 275 and Gabe Gilbee was fourth with a lift of 255. The Tribe also got a fifth place finish from John Daniel Beck in the 216-pound-and-up class with a lift of 270.
In the dead lift junior division competition, Mayberry took fifth with a lift of 295; Brandon Gilkerson took fifth in his division with a lift of 315 and Harrell was third in his class with a lift of 355. Piggott's Alex Gibson also lifted 335, which earned him fifth in class, and Dalton Morris was sixth with a lift of 325. Fuller was once again the man to beat in his weight class, as he took the meet with a commanding lift of 425. Rounding out the competition was Devin Riley with a sixth place lift of 375 in the 216-pound-and-up class.
Meanwhile, Lacey finished second in the senior division for lifters 219-pounds-and-up with a lift of 485.
The Piggott athletes also took part in the 101-yard dash and made a good showing.
In the junior division class of under 140 pounds Justin Goding took first with a time of 1.66, Hayden Lemmons was second with a time of 1.72 and Jones was fifth with a time of 1.75.
In the 166-190 weight class fourth place went to Dalton Morris with a time of 1.72 and Harrell notched fifth with a time of 1.75. Meanwhile, Fuller took first place in the 191-215 pound weight division with a time of 1.56.
In the senior division, Crittenden took second in the under-140 pound class with a time of 1.59; Stephens was fourth in the 141-165 pound weight class with a 1.65, Beck was second in the 219-and-up weight class with a 1.81 and Lace was sixth with a 1.84.
Last week the Mohawks were back in action, as they traveled to Fredericktown for yet another meet.