Timber Creek Sophomore Carter Shell did some heavy lifting on March 27 to place 10th in the state of Texas in powerlifting.
Shell qualified for the regional competition by winning 1st place out of 15 other competitors in the area, beating out even other students from Timber Creek.
Leaving the morning of Friday, March 26 to make it to weigh in during the afternoon, Shell made his way to the Texas competition in Abilene. The actual meet did not start until the day after on Saturday, the 27th, in the Taylor County Expo Center.
View the sendoff that Timber Creek held for him on March 26
Shell competed in the 181lb division, where he was seeded at a nice 12th place statewide. He also competed in the squat, bench, and dead lift competitions. 530lbs was his best squat, 335 was his best bench, and 450lbs was his best dead lift. The top five finishers in each class were to medal.
After the meet, Shell snagged the 10th place spot in his weight class at the Texas state powerlifting competition. This allowed Carter Shell to move up seven places in rank. Shell set a personal best in all three lifts and beat his total benched by 50lbs, for a total of 1365lbs. He ended up benching 350lbs, squatting 555lbs, and ended up with 460lbs in the dead lift competition.