BATON ROUGE, LA (Oct. 8, 2012) — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) along with the Louisiana High School Powerlifting Association (LHSPA) announced that West Monroe High School in West Monroe, La. will host the 2013 state powerlifting championships March 14 – 16, 2013.
“The LHSAA is elated to work with the LHSPA and the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring the 2013 state powerlifting meet to West Monroe,” said LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson. “We are confident that West Monroe High School will be a great host for this event and welcome our student-athletes, family and fans with open arms to enjoy three days of the best this high school sport has to offer in our state.”
This year’s state meet is an inaugural one for the event as the LHSAA recognizes powerlifting as a sanctioned high school sport in the state for the first time.
“We are privileged to be selected as the host city for the Louisiana High School Powerlifting Association 2013 State Championships,” said Scott Bruscato, director of convention sales and sports marketing for the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau. “West Monroe High School will be the host facility for this event.”
According to Bruscato, “We appreciate their administrators, coaches and volunteers for accepting this tremendous undertaking. Monroe-West Monroe takes great pride in hosting amateur sports, and we want to thank the LHSAA staff and its executive committee for entrusting us to provide a great championship atmosphere for the powerlifting competitors, coaches, friends and family.”
Just last week, the LHSAA announced that it will host its 2013 1A and 2A state baseball championships May 10 - 11, 2013 at Warhawk Field at the University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM).
About the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Ouachita Parish. Monroe-West Monroe hosts sporting events for all sports, such as basketball, softball, baseball, archery, tennis, soccer, triathlons and rodeos at facilities across Ouachita Parish.
About the LHSAA
The LHSAA is a private entity that provides and regulates interscholastic athletic programs that promote fair and equitable competition among its member schools that is in the best interest of the student athlete. For more information, visit www.lhsaa.org.