Pine Tree Powerlifting
Our Pine Tree High School Lady Pirate State Powerlifting Qualifiers competed very well at Waco this past week!
Jia Lewis earned a 3rd Place Medal in the 198lb class with a squat of 420lbs, a bench of 190lbs, and a deadlift of 380lbs for a meet total of 990lbs.
Taitum Barry finish 18th in the 148lb class with a squat of 320lbs, a bench of 120lbs and a deadlift of 315lbs for a meet total of 755lbs.
Pine Tree Meet
Chapel Hill Meet
2019 Powerlifting Photos
Meet Coach Portley
Coach Portley is a graduate of Texas A&M – Commerce and earned his bachelors of science degree in kinesiology and sports studies. He and his wife Regina have two children, Dominique (21) who is a senior at the University of Texas in Austin, and Adrian (19) a sophomore at Texas A&M – Commerce. He has coached previously at Overton HS. Coach Portley’s powerlifting team won two state championships at Overton HS and he is currently the Texas High School women’s powerlifting association Region 3, Div 3 director. He will be coaching football and powerlifting for us at Pine Tree HS.
Meet Coach Ellis
Coach Ellis is our Strength & Conditioning Director and is in his 13th year coaching at the High School and Collegiate level. He holds a Master of Education in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler, and is certified by the USAW as a Sports Performance Coach. Coach Ellis is also Safe Sport Certified and has completed the USADA 2018 Coach’s Advantage Program. This allows Coach Ellis to become 1 of 75 Strength Coaches in the State of Texas to be named in the directory for the United States of America Weightlifting. He played baseball at Tyler Junior College and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He returned to coach at Tyler Junior College after graduation from UAM and won a National Championship in 2007 as an assistant coach. Ellis has been a Strength & Conditioning Director at Henderson ISD, Brownsboro ISD, and also Frankston ISD. Coach Ellis and his wife Allison have a 10 year old daughter named Cadence and a son, Cannon, that was born October 2017.