Henson breaks top 5 in powerlifting regional competition



Junior Reese Boyd and senior Asa Henson watch a teammate compete at a qualifying meet. Henson went on to break the top 5 at reigonals.

Iris Valles, Assistant Editor

In efforts to make his last year the best year, senior Asa Henson competed at the Texas High School Powerlifting Region II Championship and came out on top, placing in the top 5 and set his career high in both squat and bench. 

“When I set my career high the feeling I felt was just shock and happiness,” Henson said. “I had set high expectations for myself, but I also wanted to compete and do the best I could.” 

The meet was in Smithville for the championship. The early morning drive during  his spring break wasn’t stopping Henson from going out and competing and representing the Bison well and put his name out there. 

“We did have to wake up early and drive but I’d say it was worth it,” head powerlifting coach Evan Stone said. “We are beyond proud of Asa and we were so excited at his accomplishment.” 

Henson’s weight class was 308, meaning the competition was harder. That gave him more motivation to compete and work harder and give it his all on the floor. Henson’s career high was 1405, squatting 545, benching 335, and deadlift 525. 

“I went in knowing that the competition was going to be tough so I was preparing myself to go in and just do what I do,” Henson said. “Everyone there was at the top of their class so it was pretty intense.”