Emiliano “Big E” Hernandez is headed to the State Powerlifting Meet after placing second at the Regional Meet in Sundown on Friday, March 8th where 136 lifters competed.

Hernandez’s second place finish came in the Super Heavyweight Division where he tallied 1,525 lbs. in three lifts including 600 lbs in the Squat, 325 lbs in the Bench Press and 600 lbs in the Deadlift.

Also competing for the Eldorado Eagles were Albert Arispe and Frankie Villanueva.

Arispe placed 3rd in the 175 lb weight class with a total of 1,455 lbs, narrowly missing the chance to advance to state despite turning in his best performance of the year.

Villanueva missed all his lifts.

The Texas High School Powerlifting Association State Meet will be held in Abilene on March 22-23.

The Lady Eagles powerlifting team will compete at the State Meet in Waco this weekend.

The EHS boys and girls powerlifting teams are coached by Christopher Castleman.