Pope John Paul Jaguars sweep state powerlifting championships in Division IV

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BOYS DIVISION I & II RESULTS
BOYS DIVISION III, IV & V RESULTS
GIRLS DIVISION I & II RESULTS
GIRLS DIVISION III, IV & V RESULTS

Holly and Olivia Hotard

Holly (left) and Olivia Hotard (right) won girls individual state championships in Division IV powerlifting.

“Unfinished Business” was written on the back of the Pope John Paul boys Powerlifting State Championships t-shirts.

The Jaguars boys team came to the 2017 LHSAA Division IV State Powerlifting Championships with one goal, and that was to take care of what they felt they had not done for the past three years.

Pope John Paul had taken second place in 2014, 2015 and 2016 but this year would be different.

Jaguars Freshman Gabe Palermo got it started off in the 114 class by winning the state title and posting an impressive 730 total.  Jaguar Freshman Brady Becker in the 123 class posted a total of 1035 winning his class with easy by 250 pounds.  In the 132 class Jaguar Sophomore Garrett Cavalier won the title posting a total of 870.

The winning did not stop there. Jaguar Senior Dylan Vidrine in the 181 class posted a total of 1370 beating second place by nearly 200 pounds. Junior Anthony Hattier rounded out the PJP state champions by claiming the 242 class and posting a total of 1365.

This year’s title brings their total of state titles to nine along with five State Runner-up awards.

Northlake Christian’s Mitchell Arnold won the 148 class with a 1085 total, Hunter Marcantel of Mamou captured the 165 class with a total of 1415,  Jack Tyndall of Calvary took the 198 class by posting a 1245 total, Wesley Brown from Northlake Christian claimed the title in the 220 class with a 1580 total, Sam Day of Runnels was the top lifter in the 275 class with a 1365 total and Dakota Fruge from Mamou won the Super Heavy Weight class with a 1505 total.

Wesley Brown of Northlake Christian was name Outstanding Lifter of the boys meet for the 181 – SHW Classes.

For the PJP Lady Jaguars, it had been seven years in a row from 2009 to 2015 that they had put together a dynasty by winning state championship after championship. Then last year Sterlington High was able to squeeze past PJP and force the Lady Jaguars to take home the Runner Up trophy.  That would not be the case this year.

Like the boys team, they also had a motto on their shirts, “Three lifts, three attempts, no excuses”.

Senior Captain Olivia Hotard said, “After last year we wanted to come back this year stronger, more focused, and more driven than we’ve ever been.”

Hotard placed first in the 123 weight class with a combined total 690 pounds, earning her the Outstanding Lifter Award for the 97-148 weight classes.

Not to be outdone though, her younger sister Holly Hotard, a Sophomore competing in the 165 pound class, captured the state title and was named the Outstanding Lifter for the 165-220+ classes.   Olivia’s twin sister Victoria Hotard also won the state title in the 132 pound class.

The Hotard sisters did not have a monopoly on state titles for the Lady Jaguars though, Sophomore Kaitlyn Hill won in the 105 class, eighth grader Ashley Lang captured the 114 class title and Senior Alexis Delaney won the title in the 148 class.  The Lady Jaguars now have 11 state titles to go along with two State Runner Up awards.

Hannan’s Callie Schiro won the 97 class with a 335 total,  Kamren Powell of St. Thomas Aquinas won the 181 class with a total of 825,  Theresa Smith from Hannan won the 198 class with a total of 615,  Grace Landry of Catholic of New Iberia won the 220 class with a total of 805 and Madison Feazell of Menard won the 220+ class with a total of 770.

PJP II GirlsGirls Team Scores:

  1. PJP – 61
  2. Hannan – 27
  3. Mamou – 22
  4. STA – 15
  5. Menard – 12
  6. Catholic NI – 11
  7. Northlake Christian – 10
  8. Mentorship Academy – 6
  9. Calvary – 6
  10. Episcopal – 2

PJP II BOYSBoys Team Scores:

  1. PJP – 51
  2. Mamou – 33
  3. Calvary – 33
  4. Northlake Chrisitan – 25
  5. Runnels – 18
  6. STA – 14
  7. Catholic – NI – 7
  8. Episcopal – 5
  9. Pickering – 4
  10. Hannan – 3
  11. Menard – 2
  12. Springfield – 1
  13. French Settlement – 1

The top local Girls lifters:

105 Class

Kaitlyn HIll – PJP – 1st

Aubrie Pelliser – PJP – 3rd

114 Class

Ashley Lang – PJP – 1st

Katherine Bilac – Northlake Christian – 2nd

Bailey Sharp – Hannan – 4th

123 Class

Olivia Hotard – PJP – 1st

Emma Cazaubon – Hannan – 5th

132 Class

Victoria Hotard – PJP  – 1st

Kailyn Smith – Northlake Christian – 2nd

Brennan Maples – PJP – 3rd

Miranda Morel – Hannan – 4th

148 Class

Alexis Delaney – PJP – 1st

Haden Blakeman – PJP – 2nd

165 Class

Holly Hotard – PJP – 1st

Savanna Pickard – STA – 2nd

181 Class

Kamren Powell – STA – 1st

Jamie Messa – PJP – 2nd

Rebekah Bass – STA – 3rd

Abbey Hueschen – Hannan – 4th

Mia Pennison – Hannan – 5th

198 Class

Theresa Smith – Hannan – 1st

220 Class

Carsyn Canady – PJP – 3rd

220+ Class

Sydney Allain – Hannan – 2nd

Top local Boys lifters:

114 Class

Gabe Palermo – PJP – 1st

Austin Dupre – STA – 4th

123 Class

Brady Becker – PJP – 1st

Ethan Jackson – STA – 2nd

132 Class

Garrett Cavalier – PJP – 1st

Parker Laborde – Hannan – 5th

148 Class

Mithchell Arnold – Northlake Christian – 1st

Austin Lang – PJP – 3rd

Mathew Palencia – Northlake Christian – 5th

165 Class

Jacob Bordok – STA – 2nd

Andrew Maples – PJP – 3rd

Jeremy Celino – Northlake Christian – 4th

181 Class

Dylan Vidrine – PJP – 1st

Murphy Carpenter – Hannan – 4th

Josh Holloway – Northlake Christian – 5th

198 Class

Daniel Hickey – Northlake Christian – 2nd

220 Class

Wesley Brown – Northalake Christian – 1st

Brad Lewis – STA – 4th

Thomas Luminais – Northlake Christian – 5th

242 Class

Anthony Hattier – PJP – 1st

Cameron Hammers – PJP – 2nd

Chase Appe – Northlake Christian – 5th

275 Class

Kevin Rivers – PJP – 2nd

Super Heavy Weight –

Chris Thaggard – Springfield – 5th

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