Recap from this past Weekend 2015 Youth National USA Weightlifting Championships. First off congratulations must be given to all the staff at Team Minnesota whom put on a great meet. This was the largest meet to date in the history of USAW and the Local Organizers handled it with care and efficiency. Congrats to Halli Hoopes for coming home with Silver medals in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and Total. Halli is one of my Distant Coaching Athletes. She has shown tremendous growth over the past year and I am very happy to work with her and her Coach Blake Hoopes her Dad. Halli lives in Wyoming and through my program and her Dad’s love and dedication she has been able to excel. We are very excited for the future. She trains harder then most athletes twice her age. Keep up the hard work Halli.
Next up was Kylie Price. Kylie finished 6th in a very competitive 58 kilo weight class,14-15 year old age division. Last year Kylie placed second in the 48 kilo 13 & Under Division. She took some time off to pursue Competitive Bar Racing and only came back to Weightlifting back in the early part of May. Over the six weeks of training leading into this meet. She worked extremely hard and made huge strides improving her Total from last year by 19 kilos. With more training Kylie can be pushing the top girls in this class within a year. She will be training hard to make the Junior National Total as a Youth lifter for 2016. Keep it up girl.
We are very proud of these girls and know that with our younger group of lifters we will continue to grow our program to have more athletes for next years competition.