Friday, February 19, 2016

2016 National Juniors Weightlifting Championships, Oaks PA

Ben Jaros and I are out in SE PA just outside Philadelphia for the National Juniors. Ben qualified for this meet twice: once last spring as a 69kg lifter and then again in the fall as a 77kg after outgrowing his former weight class. We tuned up last weekend at the Colorado State and Open where Ben won his weight class and took Best Lifter honors in the Under 20 category. We went light and still set meet PRs.

Ben moving up to Large from Medium
Ben got here Wednesday and on his way from the airport took his final workout at the famous Ironsport Gym in Glenolden, PA with the infamous Steve Pulcinella presiding. Steve and his wife Jalaine are big supporters of Olympic Weightlifting. Can't say,"thank you" enough for Steve's hospitality, not just for this visit but for all those times over the ten or so years we've known each other.

Stevie P and Ben: Do you even lift, bro?

Ben's session will begin tonight, Friday, at 7:30 Eastern time on the White Platform. There is a free live feed, if you want to watch.