Monday, October 5, 2015

2015 Roger Degarmo Memorial Weightlifting Meet

Thanks to Paul Fleschler and his team at Front Range Weightlifting Club in Colorado Springs for hosting yet another great meet. Barbell Strategy Weightlifting had 8 lifters compete and we came back with 8 podium finishes, Best Male Junior Lifter and Best Male Lifter!

We had 4 Gold Medalists and 4 Bronze Medalists. Taking Gold were Jordan Pepe, 63kg class, Ben Jaros, 77kg Junior (PR 200 total, qualified for 2016 Junior Nationals, Best Male Junior Lifter) Michael Herring, 85kg Master and Jason Thomas, 94kg (Best Male Lifter). Our Bronze Medalists were Dr. Mandi Schaeffer Fry 69kg (with a PR snatch of 71kg) EJ Isla 77kg Class, Brian Bender 85kg Class and James Cushing Murray 85kg Masters.

Here are some snaps from the weekend

Congratulations to everyone who lifted! I want to share one more thing that happened this weekend. During one of the awards ceremonies, an audience member approached me to comment on the impressive conduct, enthusiasm and attititude of one of our lifters in that particular session. She told me how lucky I was to be that athlete's coach. This really made my day and I agreed with that lady wholeheartedly and thanked her for taking the time to tell me. I would add that I am lucky to be the coach for all the athletes on the Barbell Strategy roster. Nothing makes me happier than witnessing your improvements and successes and I am privileged and honored to play a part in the process.