Sweetwaterâ€™s Sam Nemir and Ryan Linebaugh finished in 10th and 11th place, respectively, among Class 3A lifters in the 165-pound weight class at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Division II meet that was held on Saturday in Abilene.
Nemir lifted a total of 1,130 pounds including a 430-pound squat, a personal-best 265-pound bench press and a 435-pound deadlift while Linebaugh had a 400-pound squat, a personal-best 240-pound bench press and a 440-pound deadlift. Nemir entered the meet ranked 13th and Linebaugh was ranked 14th in the state prior to Saturday. They were each making their first state appearance. â€śBoth guys did a great job and represented Sweetwater very well,â€ť said Sweetwater boys powerlifting coach Clint Easley.