Edcouch-Elsa boys powerlifting program defends state championship

Edcouch-Elsa powerlifting team. (Delcia Lopez | dlopez@themonitor.com)

EDCOUCH — After the Edcouch-Elsa Yellow Jackets boys powerlifting program won the state championship a season ago, coach Martin Marichalar began searching for a way to motivate this year’s group.

How exactly do you follow up winning a state title?

Marichalar began using the mantra, “It’s not what Edcouch-Elsa can do for you, it’s what can we do for Edcouch-Elsa.”

The 2019 boys powerlifting team heard his words and responded by bringing back a second consecutive state championship after winning the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Div. I title at the boys state meet in Abilene last weekend, putting Edcouch-Elsa’s name in the history books once again.