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Decatur sends 2 lifters to state

By Reece Waddell | Published Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Decatur powerlifting team qualified two girls for state at the Region 6 Division 2 meet Tuesday in Anna.

STATE BOUND – LeighAnn Stitzman (left) and Nancy Martinez qualified for the state meet in Waco. Photo courtesy of Julie Schooling

LeighAnn Stitzman finished second in the 97-pound weight class, lifting a total of 505 pounds. Nancy Martinez also qualified for state, finishing fourth in the 114-pound weight class. She advanced by exceeding the qualifying total for her weight class, hoisting a total of 685 pounds.

“I’m very proud of the people they are and how they competed,” said Decatur coach Scott Warner. “They had a goal going in, and you could tell they were on a mission.”

Stitzman and Martinez will compete in the state meet March 17 at the Extraco Center in Waco.

For Martinez, this is her second consecutive trip to state. She placed fifth last year as a sophomore, and said she was determined to get back.

“I had this mentality after I was done of ‘I have to go to state next year,'” Martinez said. “And here I am. [Bringing home a medal] would be a whole new goal.”

Stitzman qualified for state as a freshman. Warner said despite this being her first year, Stitzman has already broken a Decatur school record for her weight class on bench press when she lifted 100 pounds.

“To qualify for state, I was like ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe this is happening,'” Stitzman said. “When you’re up there on the platform, you’re just in your own little bubble.”

GIRLS POWERLIFTING REGION 6, DIVISION 2 REGIONAL RESULTS

(Rank, Name, School, Total Weight Lifted)

97-POUND WEIGHT CLASS

2. Leigh Ann Sitzman, Decatur, 505

114-POUND WEIGHT CLASS

4. Nancy Martinez, Decatur, 685
5. Alexis Buentolo, Decatur, 585

123-POUND WEIGHT CLASS

7. Macie Dickerson, Decatur, 595

165-POUND WEIGHT CLASS

10. RayAnn Schooling, Decatur, 605

198-POUND WEIGHT CLASS

4. Kara Harper, Decatur, 745
6. Kaela Roberds, Decatur, 675

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