Joaquin's Cooper win 2A Region 3 power lifting title
Joaquin High School power lifter Desere Cooper won the 2018 2A Region 3 championship last weekend in Farifeild.
The win gives Cooper back-to-back regional titels.
Cooper lifted 400 pounds in the squat and deadlift, and 190 pounds in the bench press for a total of 990 pounds.
Cooper was in fifth place entering the competitions final lift in the deadlift.
On her final attempt, she successfully lifted 400 pounds to clinch the championship.
She now advances to the state meet.