Memorial Powerlifter wins at World Championships

memorialpowerlifter-2Abigail Castillo (seated), a senior at McAllen Memorial, took first place in her division at the World Association of Bench Press & Dead Lift held Nov. 20 in Las Vegas. Castillo bench pressed 181 pounds and dead lifted 330. This is the second straight year a Mustang has won at this international event. In 2015, Misty Prado (standing, at left) took first in the same division (Best Teen Female Lifter). She benched 170 pounds and dead lifted 275 in her winning effort. Jarome Torres (standing, middle) took second place in the Best Teen Male Lifter category (bench pressing 265 pounds and dead lifting 457) and Jazaih Escamilla (standing, right) finished second in the bench press (242 pounds) and third in the dead lift (438 pounds). Their coach is Mr. Joe Guerra. This is the second year McAllen ISD has offered a power-lifting program.