CARROLLTON — Led by rising senior Cartrell Freeman, Bishop Gorman won the TAPPS Lineman Challenge on Saturday, finishing ahead of second-place Grace Community.
Freeman won two of the three events and took second in another to give the Crusaders 34 points. The Cougars finished with 20 points.
With 28 reps on bench press, Freeman tied Grace rising sophomore Ronnie Baker for first place. Cougars senior Matt Parmlee finished fourth with 21 reps.
Freeman won the medical ball throw with a distance of 36 feet, 5 inches. Teammates Jordan Morales, a junior, and Hunter Sattler, a senior, finished third and fourth, respectively. Morales threw 34-5 while Sattler went 33-6.
Morales took first in the tire flip with a time of 15.1 seconds. He just edged out Freeman, who finished in 15.64. Grace rising junior Austin Warren also placed, finishing fifth with a time of 17.14.
Sattler also took a first-place finish, winning the farmers walk with a time of 5.06. Freeman took third in the event (5.43) and Morales fifth (5.82).
In all, Gorman won four of the five events. The one event not won by a Crusader was dominated by their rival Cougars.
In the O course, Grace took the top three spots, led by rising senior Ben O’Neil, who finished the race in 44.83. He was followed by teammates Austin Warren, a junior, at 46.35 and Parmlee at 47.63. Morales did earn points for Gorman in the event, finishing fifth at 52.2.
After Gorman and Grace in first and second overall, Trinity Christian-Addison came in third with 19 points followed by Carrollton Prince of Peace (four points) and Dallas Shelton (three points).
The TAPPS state 7 on 7 tournament was held at the same time as the Lineman Challenge. Muenster won over Argyle Liberty in the final, 39-31.