Great Day of Friday Lifting from our Performance One Lifters. First off I would like to welcome back Travis Hyde to our program. I first started training Travis when he was in HS Training for Football & Lacrosse at Gilbert HS. Travis always possessed a great work ethic and great attitude toward the sport. Welcome back Travis.
-Cody King showed how dominant can be in the Sport of Weightlifting today. Cody Power Snatched 120 kilos with ease. As we work on position and timing that will become a 140-145 kilo Full Snatch.
-Jake Mapes Tied his PR in the Snatch with 105 and just missed 110. He Clean & Jerked 140 kilos and set a new Training PR of 245 kilos. Both Cody and Jake are Junior Lifters training for the Junior Nationals in January.
-Kaija Bramwell was extremely consistent with her Work Sets today hitting 4×1 in the Snatch with 53 kilos. Then also hitting 4×1 in the Clean & Jerk with 73 kilos. Kaija is a Youth lifter training for the American Open and Junior National Championships.
-Missy Faubus tore it up, Hitting two major PRs in the Snatch with 90 & 92 kilos. They looked like “Money”. She is fully capable of Snatching 100 kilos. This would put her in a very elite group of US Women Weightlifters. She followed it up with tying her PR Clean & Jerk with 105 and just missing 109. 197 is a PR Total and very close to our goal of a 200 kilo by the American Open.
-Chase Verquer had a very fine day Clean & Jerking. Chase hit 146 & a crazy 150 kilo Clean & Jerk. Chase works his put off as a full time Pharmacy Student. I would love to only imagine if he could train more full-time what he could accomplish.
-James Ellis is working on his consistency and showed me today that he can hit 120 kilo Snatches on command. He followed it up with a 155 kilo Clean & Jerk and cleans at 160, 165, and an attempt at 170. 170 has been his nemesis for quite sometime. He will beat that demon soon.
-New comer Kyle Schmidt looked good in his second Work out Cleaning up to 105 kilos on his second day. Kyle took my class at Mesa Community College and has shown a lot of promise in the sport of Weightlifting. I am very glad that he decided to pursue it more seriously.
If I left someone out please let me know. The gym was very alive with energy from new and old faces. I am very happy at this particular moment with all of my lifters. Keep fighting and striving for more. Don’t be satisfied. When your become satisfied with what you have done it is time for you to leave this sport.