Martinez Readies for State Meet

Special to the PRESS

Port Isabel High junior John Ray Martinez is getting in some heavy workouts in the weight room this week as he prepares for the Boys State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene.

Martinez qualified for the state meet with a total lift of 1400 pounds, which he made at the regional meet in Corpus Christi three weeks ago.  A year ago Martinez was 7th at the regional meet with a then personal-best 1300-pound total lift.

The Press checked in on Martinez this week in the weight room at the high school to see how preparations were going for this weekend’s big meet.

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