Los Fresnos News

Lady Falcons Conquer State Once Again

Kneeling L-R: Allison Saavedra, Marifer Rodriguez, Clarissa Rodriguez , Tyler Martin
Middle row L-R: Alondra Salas, Kimberly Almazan, Evanee Salinas, Anette Cardenas, Hailey Martin, Kiara Villanueva , Fernanda Arellano Back Row L-R: Coach Johnny Highful, Coach Greg Pena ,Coach Karen Gonzalez, Soley Mendoza, Jovanna Balboa, Makayla Atkinson, Veronica Saldana, Priscilla Mendoza, Coach Jaime Vela

Emilio Flores
Los Fresnos News

On March 16th, 2023, in Frisco, Texas the women’s state powerlifting competition was held. Teams from all over competed, but for the last 8 consecutive years, Los Fresnos Lady Falcons have been state champions. In fact, this year Los Fresnos senior Tyler Martin set a new record in her weight class, benching 200lbs!

This amazing powerlifting team has a long history of breaking competition records and this year they did not disappoint! Seventeen students competed in this years competition and together the team scored a total of 33 points and broke yet another record. The Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association (THSWPA) tweeted, “THAT IS A NEW RECORD!! 6A Tyler Martin from Los Fresnos benching 200LBS for her Final attempt in the 105LBS weight class.”

Coach Jaime Vela says that “Tyler has always been great in bench press but she worked on it all season because she wanted to better her record.” Vela also says “The girls were extremely focused on winning. They don’t want to be the ones not to keep the streak going.”

Los Fresnos ISD posted on Facebook ” The following ladies brought home Top 5 finishes:
Tyler Martin 1st place
Clarissa Rodriguez 1st place
Annette Cardenas 2nd place
Hailey Martin 2nd place
Kimberly Almazan 3rd place
Alondra Salas 3rd place
Soley Mendoza 4th place
Marifer Rodriguez 5th place
Kiara Villanueva 5th”
When asked how it feels to have won State for 8 consecutive years, Coach Jaime Vela says, “Winning state eight years in a row is surreal. We always go in year after year thinking we can win it all but to be able to accomplish winning eight years in a row is awesome!”

Coach Vela states “I am very proud of how the girls competed and I appreciate all the sacrifices they made in order to repeat.”