Snook's Daisia Bell looking for third straight state powerlifting title

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -- On Friday Snook High School's Daisia Bell will be in Waco at the Extraco Events Center competing at the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association State Meet seeking her third consecutive state championship.

It would be quite an accomplished for not only Daisia, but for the Blue Jays Power Lifting Program that Bell started.

When Daisia Bell stepped on the campus at Snook High School in the Fall of 2015 the athletic coaches saw something she didn't. That she was gifted with abnormal strength and immediately started a power lifting program to allow her to nurture her gift.

Daisia would win a state championship her sophomore year with a total weight lifted of 985 pounds. Joe Bob Ratliff helped her add to that total last year and not only won a second state title, but did it in impression fashion by establishing a new state record of 1095 pounds.

"Great kid, great work ethic and really put her stamp on power lifting in the state. Winning it once is tough, but having a chance to win it three times is pretty impressive," said Ratliff.

Daisia is coming off an 11-hundred pound effort at regionals and knows three-peating is up to her being in the right frame of mind.

"It's the right head space sot Daisia 14.32.22 right head space. Praying. And just go out there and do what I do every time," said Bell.

"There's no doubts. Right now she has as far as regional standings she is ahead by a hundred pounds. Which in power lifting is a lot. So they've got to come get her. She is sitting in a good spot, but there are a few lifts that she can definitely add some weight too," continued Ratliff.

Daisia knows what's at stake on Friday when she lacking motivation she tells herself:

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard," explained Bell.

We'll find out Friday if Daisia's hard work and talent brings another state powerlifting title back to Snook High School.