Number One Ranked Female Weightlifter in the US Sarah Robles breaking the Collegiate National Clean & Jerk Record. The record was formerly held by three time Olympian Cheryl Haworth. Sarah is training hard to three peat as National Champion. She will compete in Councils Bluff, Iowa on July 17th, 2011. She is the US’s best shot at an Olympic Medal in 2012.
Highland Hawk wrestler and Team Arizona Weightlifter Christiaan placed second at the 2011 School Age Nationals in Flowery Branch, Georgia on Sunday June 26th. Christiaan, a senior at Highland High School, broke two Arizona State Records his way to the silver medal. He snatched 112 kilos and clean & jerked 131 kilos for a Total of 243 kilos. This was Christiaan’s first National competition and we are looking for bigger better things from him in the years to come. Once off the plane Christiaan headed out of town for a family trip and then onto a week long wrestling camp. Congrats Christiaan.
In order to offset the cost of Travel Expenses to National and International Competition Team Arizona Weightlifters will be selling Arizona Strong T-Shirts for $20. Team Arizona Weightlifting has sent athletes to every major national and international competition. Many of these competitions are self funded.
Five Go to Senior Nationals
In July, Team Arizona Weightlifting will send five of it’s top lifters to compete at the Senior National Weightlifting Championships. Top contenders Collin Ito, Craig Rintoul, Keith Weitz, Fred Martinez, and Sarah Robles will be competing for medals in Councils Bluff, Iowa. The athletes need help with travel and uniform expenses for this trip. The trip is estimated to cost around $4,000. Sale of these T-shirts will offset much of these costs.
Collin Ito will compete at the World University Games
The World University Games Weightlifting Team will have to self fund their trip to China this August. Trip expenses are estimated to be around $3,500. Sale of these T-Shirts along with donations will help Collin go to China. Collin is a dedicated weightlifters whom has always finished in the top three in the heavyweight class. He is now looking for his first international medal.
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2011 Grand Canyon State Summer Games
|DATES: Sat June 18th, 2011
|EVENTS: Snatch & Clean + Jerk
|LOCATION: Performance One Advanced Sports Training
|ENTRY FEES: Olympic $30, Push Pull $50
|TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF COMPETITION|
Olympic Weightlifting Women 48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75, 75+ Kilos | Weigh In 7-8 AM | Lift 9 AM
Olympic Weightlifting Men 56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105, 105+ -Kilo | WEIGH IN 7-8:00 AM | LIFT 9:00 AM
SESSION 2: Push Pull All Men 56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105, 105+ -Kilo | WEIGH IN 12-1 PM | LIFT 2:00 PM
|TECHNICAL CLINIC: Prior to the start of the day’s competition, all technical questions, and a general rules clinic will be conducted. *Anyone who does not attend the Technical Conference agrees to accept all decisions made at the Technical conference.|
|RULES: This is a non-sanctioned power lifting meet. The weightlifting division will be sanctioned by USA Weightlifting. ALL participants are required at weigh in to produce government documents, (i.e. birth certificate, drivers license), and/or Picture ID. Weightlifters must be current USAW Members to compete.|
|AWARDS: For best in weight class by Division (School Age, Junior, Senior, & Master). Awards for Best Overall Male and Female|
|For more information contact Meet Director, Joe Micela at 480-813-5477 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Performance One Athlete and #1 Ranked Weightlifter Sarah Robles was featured over the weekend on ABC Channel 15 Phoenix. Here is the story:
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