Midwest City looks to continue powerlifting streak

by Trent Shadid Published: March 13, 2014
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When it comes to dominance in a sport at the high school level in Oklahoma, few have a more impressive resume than the Midwest City powerlifting program.

The Bombers will be looking for their seventh consecutive large-school powerlifting title at the state meet on Friday at McLoud High School.

“Our success is based on blue-collar working kids who will work as hard as I could ever ask of an athlete in the weight room,” said coach Jason Sexton. “That’s coupled with a high level of intelligence to ingest the explosion-based concepts of our strength and conditioning program.”

With a commitment to the program continuing to grow, Midwest City athletes have mostly noticed the benefits on the football field.

All 17 of the Bombers’ state qualifiers are also on the football team, including senior Brandon Jones, who credits the lifting program with helping turn him into an All-State defensive tackle.

“It has really helped build us (in football) for those game time situations when we need to really dig deep and pull that reserved strength,” Jones said. “That’s all thanks to our great lifting program.”

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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