Wildcats edge Madisonville for IronCat Classic title
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Jan 31, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County claimed their second IronCat Classic title in three years Saturday by edging defending champion Madisonville by a mere 175 pounds.

The IronCat Classic takes each lifter’s total in the deadlift, the bench press, and the squat, then adds the three totals. The 11 highest totals count towards the team score.

Trigg County’s total of 12,660 pounds was better than second place Madisonville (12,485) and third place Greenwood (11,655) in the seven team event.

Trigg County was led on the day by Taylor McGee, who set a new meet record with 530 pounds in the squat and 1,560 pounds overall. His total weight shattered the old record of 1,505 pounds set by Muhlenberg South’s Bryon Masden in 2001.

McGee’s bench press of 405 pounds tied him for the second-highest in the 13-year event with Hopkinsville’s Ricky Abren (2003). Tony Williams of Hopkins Central bench pressed 420 pounds in 2000.

McGee also won the dead lift with a total of 625 pounds.

Devin Herndon had the second-highest bench of the day at 340 pounds.

Henry Wharton tied for fifth in the squat at 425 pounds, while Montrell Humphries tied for fifth in the dead lift at 550 pounds.

Jeff Adams took fifth overall in the meet with 1,225 pounds, helped by a 575 pound dead lift.

Trigg’s top five lifters in each event were: BENCH PRESS – Taylor McGee 405; Devin Herndon 340; Barron Adams 275, Jeff Adams 275; Montrell Humphries 260. SQUAT – McGee 530; Henry Wharton 425; Humphries 405; Herndon 375; Adams 375; Dustin Calhoun 375. DEAD LIFT – McGee 625; Adams 575; Humphries 550; Wharton 525; Jason Olin 500; Herndon 500.
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