Alex Lee prepares to be the second Team Arizona Weightlifting member to make the 2009 Pan American Team
Alex Lee has been preparing most of year for this opportunity to represent his country in 2009 Pan American Championship this June in Chicago, Ill. Of all the athletes competing Saturday night in Foster City, California, Alex Lee knows exactly what he needs to do to make the team. When it comes to international team qualification all the athletes are competing against each other but also against a qualifying total. It then comes down to simple math, have a higher percentage total then the next guy and your on the team. Alex will be competing against America’s top 15 lifters only 8 will be picked to the team. Alex knows if he lifts a combined total of 250 kilos (550 lbs) he will bump out two of his competitors and place him on the team. Coach Micela is confident that Alex will hit his marks. “He had a good training cycle and he is in good shape, the rest is up to him and being able to handle the pressure of the moment.” Lifting will start at 6:30 pm and can be seen live on Justin TV enter California Weightlifting Fund to view the site.