Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Meet Wrap Up: Front Range CrossFit FallWeightlifting Meet

Mandi gets to power position, finishes and celebrates her PR !

We took eight lifters, 4 men and 4 women. Individual performances were very good averaging 75% successful attempts. In the Team competition, our women finished in 4th place and the men took 3rd place. 

Barbell Strategy Weightlifting continues to build so we had several new lifters this meet. Carter and Cleo, both CU students, joined us earlier in the summer and lifted as novice (first meet) junior age (20 and under) athletes and both did very well. Cleo got the gold in the 75kg juniors and Carter in the 85kg juniors took silver. 

Diana and Ross moved here from Washington, DC and are mostly acclimated to the altitude now, but still getting their training back in the groove. They both had solid performances while testing the water; Ross with a 4 for 6 effort taking Gold in the 69kg class and Diana in the 69s with a 5 for 6 performance. Both enjoyed a sprinkling of PRs in the process.

Our established members did very well too. Master lifters Tim and Elizabeth O'Connor both took Bronze Medals in their respective sessions with PRs along the way. Jim Jones, coming back from a nagging shoulder injury and surgical repair, posted a solid, conservative 6 for 6 performance to secure silver in the Masters +105 division. We will see some big numbers from Jim again. 

Mandi gets the "comeback lifter" award for her 5 for 6 performance with PRs in the snatch, clean and jerk and total. She had a couple of rough meets earlier this year but really put it all together Saturday. 

Thanks to Jordan for coaching Saturday and EJ for loading and coaching Sunday. And thanks again to Jordan and EJ and Ross and Diana for schlepping me back and forth to the meet venue! 

The next local meet is November 19 at Roots CrossFit in Boulder

And the next big meet for Colorado is the Colorado State and Open, February 11-12 

Let me know if you intend to compete at either of the above meets and we will make sure to have you covered!