McLOUD — Bolstered by second-place efforts from Colton Browning and Layne Cross and a third-place finish from Auston Hamilton, the Allen High School powerlifting team won the Class B state title and finished fourth overall in Classes C-2A in the OFBCA state meet Saturday at McLoud High School.
Competing in the 157-pound class, Browning had total lifts of 1,000 pounds while Cross, participating at 147 pounds, had lifts of 1,470 total pounds. Hamilton totaled 1,115 pounds while competing in the 168-pound division.
Also contributing to Allen's title and their total lifts were: Jeffery Dodd (132-pound division) with lifts totaling 720 pounds; Patrick Leonard (181) with lifts of 1,120; Brett Mann (198) with lifts of 1,100; Tyler Cooper (220) with lifts of 1,220; Joe Howshar (220) with lifts of 1,075; Jon Bailey (242) with lifts of 1,100, and Jason Holcomb (275) with lifts of 1,050.
Colcord, the 2A state champion, was also the overall champion with a score of 147. Class 2A Hugo was second at 145, and Class A champion Healdton was third with a 127. Allen was fourth with a 124.
"I knew we had a great shot at winning (Class B). We had numbers if we just hit our lifts," said Allen head coach Zach Sullivan. "I was proud of our guys for winning, but more proud of how they did it, by hitting new maxes and pushing their comfort zone. It's kind of unheard of for us to finish ahead of so many bigger schools."
There were 80 schools participating in Classes C-2A.
Saturday, March 14
OFBCA State Powerlifting Meet
1. Class 2A Colcord-147 (Class 2A Champions); 2. Class 2A Hugo-145; 3. Class A Healdton-127 (Class A Champions); 4. Class B ALLEN-124 (Class B Champions); 5. Class A Wynnewood-121; 6. Class A Empire-107; 7. Class 2A Lexington-107; 8. Class A Afton-101; 9. Class 2A Okemah-99; 10. Class A Kiefer-95; 11.Class A Hollis-85; 12. Class A Quapaw-82; 13. Class 2A Wyandotte-79; 14. Class A Fairland-62; 15. Class A Drumright-58; 16. Class 2A Kingston-58; 17. Class 2A Holdenville-56; 18. Class 2A Wellston-48 19. Class A Velma-Alma-45; 20. Class 2A Hartshorne-40; 21. Class B Merritt-40; 22. Class A STRATFORD-38; 23. Class 2A Henryetta-37; 24. Class B Strother-34; 25. Class C Grandfield-34 (Class C Champions)