Lifters take second place at IronCat Classic
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
Feb 07, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dixie Jones left his mark on Trigg County’s powerlifting program in the 1980s and 90s by building the program into a multiple state champion.

Jan. 29, Jones left his mark on the IronCat Classic as Madisonville swept the competition and set new meet records in the process.

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

Madisonville’s lift total of 13,370 pounds was 335 more than second place Trigg County. Both totals were higher than the old record of 12,985 set by Trigg County in 1995.

Hopkins Central was third with 11,850 pounds, followed by Greenwood (11,560), Webster County (10,915), and Fort Campbell (9,680).

While last in the team standings, Fort Campbell did have the top lifter of the meet in junior Micah Johnson, whose total of 1,460 pounds in the three lifts was the second-highest IronCat total in the 12-year history of the event.

Junior Taylor McGee was Trigg County’s top lifter in the event with the second-highest total behind Johnson at 1,440 pounds. His bench press of 385 pounds was the top total at the meet and set a new school record. His squat of 480 pounds was second only to Johnson’s 505 pounds.

McGee’s deadlift of 575 was Trigg’s second best and tied for fifth in the event.

Steven Wadlington had Trigg’s second-highest total of the meet at 1,300 pounds, which included the top deadlift from a Wildcat at 635 pounds.

Wadlington attempted to break Stacey Thomas’ 20-year old deadlift school record of 655 pounds on his final attempt but couldn’t complete the lift.

The senior’s deadlift was five pounds behind Madisonville’s Blake Boyd for the best of the meet.

In total pounds, Boyd, who is expected to sign to play football at Louisville this week, had the third-highest total at 1,355 pounds, followed by Hopkins Central’s Nathan Cooper (1,355 pounds) and Wadlington (1,300).

Jeff Adams had Trigg’s third-highest lift total at 1,240 pounds, followed by R.T. Bacon (1,215), Pierre Grubbs (1,190), and Trey Diggs (1,170).

Adams had Trigg’s third-best lifts in each of the three stations, while Bacon had Trigg’s second-best bench press at 285 pounds.

In the team totals, Madisonville swept each station, setting new IronCat Classic records in the process.

Trigg County finished second to the Maroons at each stop, and had totals in the squat and deadlift that ranked in the top five in the event’s history.
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