The Ponder Lions powerlifting team opened the season Saturday by taking third at the Wichita Falls Rider Invitational.
Graham won the event followed by Burkburnett.
Ponder’s Danny Rivera, Brennan Sooter and Chris Aivaliotis each won first place in their respective weight classes, while Taylor Littleton finished third, Allen Mullis was fourth and Nick Thompson was fifth in their weight classes.
The Lions will next compete in the Chico Dragon Invitational on Jan. 26.
— Staff report