Looking for a lift? Montanez has a story that that provides one. He was the two-time regional powerlifting champion at 275 pounds while also leading his team to regional titles. Montanez holds school records for the squat, bench press and total lift. That is not the whole story. Montanez also was a two-year football starter at offensive guard for the Class 5A Yellow Jackets. Along the way, Montanez earned Academic All-State honors in powerlifting and football.