Monthly Archives: June 2011

The force is strong with this one…

USA weightlifting doesn’t attract and retain athletes like this. This time we did and the record books will soon reflect our success…

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This one is a scrapper…

How many kids have a brief moment of butt touching the platform, then have to duck walk a few steps forward, and manage to still save a lift. JM did it, and, I always thought I might never see his equal. This one does it on a regular basis. He simply will not let a lift go. Remember this face, you will see it again…


One more…

6 for 6 with a PR snatch, PR clean and jerk and PR total, and you can now add one more National Championship to the list…


Constant action…

When you train with a team, there is always someone lifting, always someone to cheer for and always someone to cheer for you. Sometimes the atmosphere makes all the difference…


This is work. Kevin is not on the world team or pan am team, and he has never won nationals. Just a guy out there busing his ass hoping for that often unrealized “someday”. 100’s, probably 1000’s of guys like him not only in weightlifting but in many sports. You have never heard of them you will never hear of most of them. But they are out there, working hard, and dreaming.


Back to work.

Yesterday was fun at the beach, but its back to the grindstone today. Here is Shankle pulling on a 210kg clean pull. He snatched up to 160 quite easily today, but layed off the cleans to help recover from the competition. He is only human, after all.


Sun and Fun

You can’t train all the time. Here are some of the boys on sunday relaxing after a bunch of PR’s set at a local competition the day before…