Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Starting us off strong in session 4, Jake Sterny had a 5/6 day with an all time PR clean and jerk and total. He took Gold in the 77 kg class with a 90/117/207 performance. That is an 11kg PR meet total for Jake.
Session 5, we were the only team with 69kg senior women competing, so it was a competition between teammates Katie McBeth and Alexis Bennett. Katie ended up taking Gold with a 61/72/133 performance. Alexis kept it close for Silver with a 55/76/131 effort. Alexis had a7kg snatch and 9kg C/J PRs for a 16kg improvement on her last competition, while Katie improved 18kg total over last performance, 10kg snatch and 7kg C/J PRs.
The last session of the day, number 8, was the men's 85kg class with 14 lifters. In the Masters competition, Michael Herring took Gold with a 90/116/206 day, meet PRs snatch, C/J and total. Jim Cushing-Murray competing at 73 years of age put up an 86 kg total for Bronze and meet PR in the snatch. Brian Bender went 108/135/243 for Silver. That was a 14kg meet total PR with 6kg and 8kg improvements in snatch and C/J.
Sunday morning session was our last session of the day with Erica Berzins competing in the very tough +75kg class. Erica has been battling the occasional back issue but has managed to keep practicing, improving and getting more and more consistent. We went for a couple of PR 3rd attempts but they just weren't quite there. Nonetheless, she put up 59/83/142 which was good enough for Silver!
Monday, July 21, 2014
Quick trip to Salt Lake City to coach Geoff Meyerhoff in the 69kg C session. Geoff had a good meet going three for three in the snatch with a 4kg meet PR 101kg. Jerks didn't go as planned making just one of three attempts. The 127 third attempt would have been a 3 kg meet PR, but it wasn't to be. So 122kg was the mark in clean and jerk for a 223 total, a meet PR total by 2kg.
Did I mention weigh ins for this session were 6 am? And that lifting began at 8 am?
Thanks to Don MacCauley coach for MDUSA for agreeing to share a warm up platform with his two lifters, Steve Brown and Vu Truong. When you have 18 lifters in a session, the warm up room can get chaotic and whatever stability can be put in place there makes a difference.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
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Thursday, May 1, 2014
We will be hosting the USAW Level 2 National Coach Certification May 10-11, Paul Fleschler will be leading. For more info and to sign up, click here must be registered by May 5!!!
May 16-18 legendary kettlebell expert Jeff Martone will be leading the Crossfit Kettlebell Certification as well as an additional two, very valuable special interest kettlebell clinics: Friday the 16th the H2H Rotational Strength and Sunday after the Cert the Kettlebell Sport Clinic. Jeff is one of the few men in the US to attain the ranking Master of Sport in the brutal kettlebell sport Long Cycle event, don't miss this opportunity!