Congrats to all the lifters whom participated in the 2011 Grand Canyon State Winter Games. We had many new comers to this years event. Three new women and eleven new men lifted for the first time in a USA Weightlifting Sanctioned Meet. Best Lifter Awards went to Galye Shalloo for the Women and John Alvarado for the Men. Both will receive free entry into the Grand Canyon State Summer Games and AZ State Championships.
In the Push Pull Competition we saw a small group of competitors but they lifted some big weights. Masters’s Lifter Craig Wall Bench Pressed 160 kilos 352 pounds to win his Age and Weight Class. August Schmidt Dead Lifted a small house with a 250 kilo attempt on his second attempt to win his weight class. We are very excited with the turn out for this event. The next event will be the Grand Canyon State Summer Games & AZ State Olympic Weightlifting Championships on June 30th at Chandler Gilbert Community College. Info will be sent out soon for this event. Thanks to all the volunteers, fans, and once again the athletes and coaches for making this event happen. Take care till next time.