Recap of the past weekend’s competition at the American Open Series 3rd Event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids is a very nice town and the people were very nice and welcoming. The venue was very large and spacious and suitable for our event. Performance One Weightlifting brought several athletes to this competition and we are very proud of them all. First up, was Tram Tran lifting in the 53 kilo A Session. Tram had suffered a injury in the last month leading into this event and we weren’t sure whether or not she would be able to compete. She pushed through and made a great effort despite not being 100%. She Snatched 61 kilos and Clean and Jerked 75 kilos. She finished with 136 Total and in 9th Place Overall. She is very positive and we know once she is healthy she can make a big push to be in the top 5 of this weight class.
Next up was Jenny Clouse. Jenny had to lift late and night which was out of the norm for her. She made the appropriate adaptations and dealt with her situation. Jenny Snatched 63 kilos which tied her Competition Best and Clean & Jerked 80 kilos for a New Competition Record. She finished with 143 kilo Total which was another Competition Record. Jenny finished in 2nd Place in the Master’s Division of the AO Series 3.