Weightlifting Warriors Shine in Three Tournaments


Standing (from left): Coach Edmundo Cardano, Princess Estrella, Eriel Cardano and Sumi Magallanes
Seated (clockwise, from top left): Nestor Redulla, John Kevin Padullo, Ronald Pagalan, John Paolo Rivera and Herbert Cadenas
Not in Photo: Vanessa Mae Rivera and Daryl Ann Ancuelo


The UE Red Warriors Weightlifting Team won in three separate competitions held between October and December 2013./p>

The team competed in the qualifying round of the Luzon Leg of the Batang Pinoy Games last October 15 to 19 in Iba, Zambales. The team won a total of seven medals there: five gold and one each of silver and bronze./p>

Winning gold medals in the competition were UE elementary students Sumi Magallanes and Eriel Cardano, and high school students Vanessa Mae Rivera, John Paolo Rivera and Herbert Cadenas./p>

UE high school students John Kevin Padullo and Ronald Pagalan won a silver and a bronze medal, respectively./p>

More recently, our Warrior Weightlifters won medals in the Asian Women (Equip) and Asian Classical Benchpress 2013, which was held last December 5 to 10 at the Great Eastern Hotel in Quezon City./p>

Earning 1st Place in their respective divisions were Daryl Ann Ancuelo (43kg) and Princess Estrella (47kg). Both secured gold medals in the squat, bench press and deadlift of the Subjunior and Junior Categories, respectively./p>

In the Asian Classical Benchpress, Daryl Ann Ancuelo (43kg) won a gold medal again, in the Women’s Division’s Subjunior Category. In the Men’s Division, Nestor Redulla (93kg) and Coach Edmundo Cardano (105kg) each won a silver medal in the Subjunior and Master II categories, respectively./p>

The Warrior Weightlifters will next see action in the National Batang Pinoy Games on January 28 to February 1, 2014, and the National 5-in-1 Powerlifting Championships on February 8 to 9, 2014.


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