77 Kilo Men’s B Session

Here are some pictures of several lifters from the 77 kilo Men’s B Session

75 Kilo B Session of the World Weightlifting Championships Erin Wallace Team USA

Erin Wallace from Team USA competed on Thursday Sept 23 in the 75 B session of the World Weightlifting Championships.  She snatched 95, 98, and missed 99 kilos on her third attempt.  In the Clean & Jerk, Erin hit 115, 117, and missed 119 kilos on her third attempt.  Erin finished with a 215 total and 9th place overall in the B Session.

85 Kilo C Session Matt Bruce Team USA

Matt Bruce lifted in the 85 Kilo C Session of the World Weightlifting Championships.  Matt missed his opener with 142 kilos but came back to make it on his second attempt.  On his third attempt Matt snatched 150 to tie his personal best.   In the Clean & Jerk Matt hit is opener of 180 very easily.  He missed the clean with 186 kilos on his second attempt.  On his third attempt he made the clean only to miss the jerk.  Matt totaled 330 kilos.

Chad Vaughn Team USA 77 Kilo Lifter

Chad Vaughn snatched 141, 144, and Missed 147.  He Clean & Jerked 175 and Missed 180 twice.  He finished with a 319 Total and guaranteed a top 23 finish.  He lifted in the C Session of the 77 kilo class of the 2010 World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, Turkey.

Alex Lee hits two Personal Records at the World Weightlifting Championships

Performance One Athlete Alex Lee hit two Personal Records Sunday morning in Antalya, Turkey at the World Weightlifting Championships.  Alex Snatched 110, 115 (Personal Record), 118 (Miss).  In the Clean & Jerk Alex hit 145, 153 American Record Attempt (Missed Jerk).  He made a good try at this weight but just came out a little short on the jerk.  On his third Attempt at 153 he was also unsuccessful in the jerk.  He finished with a 260 kilogram Total also a Personal Record.  All in all Alex made two Personal Records at this body weight class and attempted an American Record.  Kendrick Farris whom is the US Men’s best male lifter is the only other male lifter to attempt an American Record in an International Competition in the last 5 years.  I am very proud of him and his training leading up to this competition.  This is probably the last time he will be lifting at this weight class.  We will be making a full effort to move up to the 69 kilo weight class.

9/17/10 48 Kilo B & 48 Kilo A Session from the World Championships

Results from the first A session of the the 2010 Senior World Weightlifting Championships.  The A session did not disappoint as world records were dropping all over the place.  Here are the results of the top 3 and our US Girl Kelly Rexroad.  Kelly is a tough girl and fell just a little short of her personal goals.  I know she will come back to have a better performance in her next competition.

1st Taylan, Nurcan ’83 TUR 90, 93, 99 Best 93 112, 116, *121 Best 121 Total 214

2nd Ozkan, Sibel ’88 TUR 87, 90, 93 Best 90 110, 115, 119 Best 115 Total 205

3rd Tian, Yuan ’93 CHN 82, >86, >88 Best 88 106, >113, >116 Best 116 Total >204

*Senior World Record in the Clean & Jerk

>Youth World Record in the Snatch, Clean & Jerk, Total

17th Kelly Rexroad USA 68, 68, 71 Best 71 84, 88, 88 Best 84 Total 155

Pictures from Turkey

Arrived in Antalya, Turkey for the World Weightlifting Championships

I arrived Tuesday Sept 14th, 2010 in Antalya International Airport.   As per usual no one was there to pick me up.  I did however meet up with one of my athletes, Alex Lee.  Antalya is very sunny and warm very similar to Arizona.  However, most places don’t have air conditioning.  The Hotel is very beautiful with a lot of amenities.  We are right on the beach.  I will upload pictures in a little bit.  Along with Alex, Kelly Rexroad-Williams and Amanda Hubbard -Sandoval are here.  John Coffee and Kelly’s Dad Danny are here is well.  Head Men’s Coach Kyle Pierce, whom was the Head Men’s Coach for the Pan American Championships, arrived on the 12th.

Head Women’s Coach Bob Morriss, Head Resident Athlete Coach Zygmunt Smalcerz, and Natalie Burgener missed their flight and had to stay the night in Amsterdam.

Wednesday Sept 15, 2010

I took Alex Lee and Kelly Rexroad-Williams over to train at the Antalya Expo Center.  The training hall was quite large and had over 40 platforms in it.  The competition venue is also very large but not as big as last year in Goyang City.

Observation of Chinese Women’s Team

They are the most physically developed women I have ever seen.  It is as if they are from another planet.  I have been around this sport, strength and conditioning, powerlifting, bodybuilding for a long time.  What they are able to do with their athletes is unreal.  They are 4-5 deep in a weight class and everyone of them is capable of winning or finishing in the top three in the world.  I will watch them along with several other teams these next two week. I will hopefully have video and pictures to follow.

Coach Micela to lead Team USA at the 2010 World Championships

USA Weightlifting Announces                                                           Coaching Staff for World Championships

Nicole Jomantas September 07, 2010

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Weightlifting is pleased to announce the coaching staff for the World Championships that will be held from Sept. 17-26 in Antalya, Turkey.

Kyle Pierce (Shreveport, La.), the head men’s coach from the 2010 Pan American Championship Team that competed in Guatemala in May, will return to lead the men in Turkey.

Bob Morris (Colorado Springs, Colo.) will be the head women’s coach for the second straight Worlds after coaching the women in 2009.

Joe Micela (Mesa, Ariz.), the assistant coach for the 2009 World Team, will serve as the Team Leader this year.

A new addition to the USA Weightlifting staff, 1972 Olympic Champion Zygmunt Smalcerz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) became the head coach of the Olympic Training Center in July and also will accompany the team to Turkey.