At the Girls State Powerlifting Meet in Corpus Christi this past weekend, Bonham's Nikki Bateman was not only the Class 3A State Champion in the 220-pound division, but Bateman also received the Best Overall State Champion Award for being the strongest 220-pound girl in Texas in Class 1A through Class 5A.
The Bonham Girls Powerlifting Team had an impressive performance as well, finishing in a tie for 6th place out of 76 Class 3A schools.
Bonham's Jessica Smith brought home a 4th place medal in the 97-pound division.
Bonham's Makayla Boatwright tied for 6th place in the 1-5-pound division and was awarded a $500 scholarship from Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association. Boatwright was one of only 12 girls in Texas to receive a THSWPA scholarship.
Top 6 Team Places:1st Crystal City-19 points; 2nd Silsbee-14; 3rd Wills Point-12; Tied for 4th College Station & Rio Hondo-10; Tied for 6th Bonham, Pleasanton & Anna with 9 points each.
Bonham's Individual Results:
97 pound class- Jessica Smith- 4th Place Medal
Kelsea Brinlee- placed 10th
105 pound class- Makayla Boatwright- tied for 6th; Makayla was also awarded The THSWPA $500 Scholarship (1 of 12 girls in the state to receive this)
198 pound class- Audrey Richardson- placed 10th
*220 pound class- Nikki Bateman 3A STATE CHAMPION ; Bateman also received THE BEST OVERALL STATE CHAMPION AWARD (The Strongest 220 pound girl in the State of Texas in ALL Divisions 1A thru 5A)