Roadrunner Powerlifting News

April 25, 2014

Roadrunner Powerlifting – First Annual Recruiting Day

University of Texas at San Antonio

On Friday April 25th, the Roadrunner Powerlifting Club held its first annual recruiting day for high school seniors who had already been accepted to UTSA and were ready to sign on with the team.  Attending the event were nine student athletes, 5 female and 4 male, all of which were state qualifiers in high school. Pictured below are the recruits:  Jared Garcia, Pete Olivarez, Coy Jorden, Brytany Ybarra, Angel Moreno, Amanda Lopez, Jaelynn Clark, Alexa Magana, and Cindy Galvan.  With such a talented group of incoming lifters being added to the Women’s National Championship squad and the Men’s 3rd place team, the Roadrunners have high expectations for the 2014-2015 season.

 

2014 End of Season Update:

On April 11-13,2014 the Roadrunner Powerlifting Club at UTSA competed against over 300 collegiate lifters from around the nation.  With a small team roster but plenty of talent the UTSA Women put enough points on the board to bring home UTSA's first team national championship.   Placing for the women's team were Allegra Hudson taking gold in the 43kg class, Molly Zunker taking gold in the 47kg class, Victoria Vargas taking gold in the 52 kg class, and Desi Estrada placing 3rd in the 57 kg class.  Also contributing key team points were Aimee Almanza taking 6th in the 84+kg class, Alexandra Garcia, and Amber Flores, both finishing in the top 10 as well. 

Although lacking big names and predicted gold medalist, the boys team had enough depth to also come out successful, place 3rd. The boys were lead off on Friday by Joshua Estrada taking silver in the 59kg class and Dallas Dela Cruz placing 4th in a very competitive 66 kg class.  On Saturday, the team's middle weights went to work, with Bryce Siecko taking silver in the 83 kg class and Maurcio Valdez taking 3rd after barely missing his final pull at a chance at the gold medal.  On Sunday, the team finished up the meet with 3 top 10 finishers, Faithful Alabi & Leron Hutto in the 120kg class and Ross Carter in the SHW class. 

This is the Roadrunners 6th straight year they've brought home at least 1 national champion! 
2009- John Jewett, Frank Ginez
2010- Molly Jaeger, Jaime Gonzalez
2011- Molly Jaeger
2012- Molly Jaeger
2013- Jeff Button
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2014 - Allegra Hudson, Molly Zunker, Victoria Vargas

With only a few team members ending the collegiate carreer, a very large dedicated group of underclassmen and over a dozen high school state-calliber recruits, the UTSA team is looking forward to great things in the coming years!

 

2013 End of Season Update:

On April 12-14,2013 the Roadrunner Powerlifting Club at UTSA competed against over 280 collegiate lifters from around the nation. During Friday's competition, Jaime Gonzalez had a big squat of 440 lbs in the 130 lb weight class to go on to take 5th place. On Saturday, the team had 8 lifters competing. Freshman, Gio Ortega, had a combined total of 766lbs to take 4th place in the 137 lb weight class. Freshman, Mauricio Valdez, pulled a strong 55 1lb deadlift to place 3rd in the 163 lb weight class. In the 185 lb weight class, the roadrunners put up some solid team points, from seniors Anthony Munoz and Jeff button. Both were ranked 2nd and 3rd after squat where Munoz then went on to take the lead with an impressive 485 lb bench press. He maintained the lead all the way through his final dead...lift, finishing the day 9 for 9. However, team mate and training partner, Jeff Button, pulled a huge 595lb deadlift to tie Munoz's total and win by body weight. Both finished with a 1625 total, 9 for 9 finishes, and 1st and 2nd place team points for the Roadrunners. Also contributing for the Roadrunners were, team leader Rob Garza, and first year team members Saby Santos, Alexis Pineda, Leron Hutto, George Pena, Anthony Palacios, Dan Bass, and Jake Martinez.

With one of the smallest teams there, the Roadrunners took home a 4th place finish, just 2 points behind 3rd. This is the Roadrunners 5th straight year they've brought home at least 1 national champion! 
2009- John Jewett, Frank Ginez
2010- Molly Jaeger, Jaime Gonzalez
2011- Molly Jaeger
2012- Molly Jaeger
2013- Jeff Button

Ending the season with a group of dedicated Freshman and Sophomores, the
y look forward to continued success in 2014! Let's go Roadrunners!!