Hood places fifth at state meet Posted in: Sports Elgin powerlifter Jordan Hood (left) took home a fifth-place medal from the THSPA Division I State Meet on Saturday in Abilene. Hood, who competed in the super heavyweight division, lifted a season-high 1,810 pounds across squat, bench press and dead lift. He finished just 25 pounds shy of fourth place, 60 shy of third, and 65 shy of second. “He had his best meet of the year,” Elgin powerlifting coach Chris Mueller said. “I’m very proud of this young man.” ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!