We had two lifters compete in the meet, Dan Andrews and Steve (Scuba) Hegarty. They both lifted extremely well. Dan went 5 for 6, snatching 82 kg and lifting 113 kg in the C&J, for a total of 195 kg. The C&J and the total were both PRs. Scuba snatched 118 kg for a PR and had a great C&J opener at 132 kg. He missed his second C&J due to a wardrobe malfunction, and then barely left the third jerk attempt out front. So he was credited with a 250 kg total, which tied his previous PR.
Dan is the Colorado State Champion in the 77 kg weight class. Scuba finished on the podium as well, earning a silver medal in the 94 kg weight class. He competed against the 2010 85 kg National Champion Zack Krych, who is currently a resident athlete at the OTC.
It was a great weekend for FRCF.
As you might know, 2012 is an Olympic year. We have several national level weightlifters who represent Front Range WLC. These athletes compete in a sport that takes 8-10 years of preparation to reach the Olympic level. There is a lot that goes into training other than just the training itself. There is a support network of family, friends, training partners, coaches, nutrition and diet, injury prevention and management, oh… and not to mention the countless hours of training! We are very proud to say that two of our athletes, Jacque Payne and Jessie Humeston, will be competing in the Olympic Trials March 4th in Columbus, Ohio. Only a total of fifteen women in the United States will get the opportunity to compete in the Trials so kudos ladies!
As of today, there are 63 days until the Trials so we will be having a daily countdown! These are the last few weeks of an incredible journey. Most Olympic level athletes break down their lives into quads, or four year periods. Everything revolves around training (school, work, family, friends, vacations, social outings etc…). It has been an awesome journey watching these two athletes grow and mature over the last several years. I would like to ask all of you to try and support Jacque and Jessie over the next few weeks to help them prepare for the biggest competition, so far, in their athletic careers. Just words of encouragement and letting them know their RRCF and Front Range WLC family is behind them!
Good luck ladies and a toast to an awesome 2012!
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Congrats to Jess who won silver in the total at the Nationals! Jess snatched 77kg, clean & jerked 98kg for a total of 175kg.
Arlene and James also competed and although they didn’t place had good competitions.
Train with 2012 Olympic Hopefuls @ http://www.frontrangespf.com/ with Former Men’s National Coach and Former Men’s and Women’s Resident Coach of USA Weightlifting Paul Fleschler!