BRAWLEY — The Brawley Union High School football team hosted its inaugural power-lifting meet here Saturday and took the championship.
Imperial High took second followed by Central Union. Also competing were Calexico, Holtville and Southwest high schools.
Earning outstanding lifter honors were Brawley's Matt Sevilla (lightweight division), Steve Duran of Brawley (middleweight), Imperial's D.J. Hastings (heavyweight) and Brawley's Matt Castañeda (super heavyweight).
The nearly 200 lifters were divided into 16 weight classes. Each lifter competed in the bench press, squat and dead lift, with total weight lifted determining the winners.
Winning for Brawley were Daniel Solorio in the 120-29 pound division, Joel Aguirre (130-39), Sevilla (140-49), Bobby Myers (150-59) and Duran in the 160-69 pound division.