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McClellan Takes First at State

Jacob McClellan is a state champion powerlifter. The Wolves’ junior won the heavyweight division March 16 at the Oklahoma Powerlifting Coaches Association Small School State Meet at El Reno.
McClellan lifted 525 pounds on squat, 380 on bench and 585 on deadlift for a 1490 total. He claimed the 2022 junior high heavyweight division as a freshman and placed fourth a year ago in his first season competing in the high school ranks.
“Great doesn’t really do justice to what Jacob accomplished on Saturday,” Davis coach Hunter Fullerton said. “He goes above and beyond in our weight room and it’s awesome to see that hard work pay off. Even though Jacob is a junior he has turned into a leader for powerlifting this year. I really can’t wait to see where his determination takes him next year.”
McClellan was one of four Wolves’ lifters who qualified for state. Davis recorded 29 team points and was fourth among 39 Class 2A squads.
Levi Pullen entered his first trip to state ranked 15th at 123 pounds and finished 10th. The junior posted 260 on squat, 180 on bench and 300 on deadlift for a 740 total. His lift on bench was the third highest in his division.
Fisher Smith (198) was third on bench at 300. Fellow junior Asher Waters (132) recorded a 590 total in his return trip to state. He registered 275 on squat and 315 on deadlift.
“Beyond proud of the way our young men competed at state this year,” Fullerton said. It is always great to see how our athletes compete when the pressure is on. Some lifts did not go our way and some lifts did. Never once did I hear a complaint or an excuse. Just the attitude and effort to keep battling. It’s awesome that I will have all of these Wolves back next year!”
Jaxon Wright lifted at junior high state March 14 against 20 other qualifiers in the 145-pound division. The freshman finished sixth and was 10 pounds shy of medaling.
He placed third on squat at 335 and had a personal record of 375 on deadlift. He lifted 190 on bench for a season-high 900 total.
“You can tell by these numbers Jaxon came to absolutely compete,” Fullerton said. “I am excited to see his hard work in our weight program paying off. His attitude and effort are second to none, so it will be exciting to see him compete for the next three years.”

STATE CHAMP. Jacob McClellan lifted 525 pounds on squat, 380 on bench and 585 on deadlift for a 1490 total to win the heavyweight division March 16 at the Oklahoma Powerlifting Coaches Association Small School State Meet at El Reno.

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