Last Saturday was the annual Houston Weightlifting Championships hosted by Kim Barbell.  This is the second time CrossFit Equality / Equality WL has competed at this meet, and this year all 4 members came home with spiffy medals thanks to a great team effort from the athletes, coaches, and volunteers!

 

Jamie made all 3 of each of her snatches and clean & jerks, giving her a total of 128kg, which put her in 2nd place for her weight class.  In addition to her placement, she has now qualified to compete in the American Open Series 2 in Valley Forge, PA this July.  

 

Coach Brooke competed for her second time at the HWC and took 1st place in her weight class! She snatched 65kg and clean & jerked 78kg, giving her a 143kg total, which were all meet PRs for her. This is a 20kg increase from her total at the 2017 HWC. Hard work pays off!

 

David had an awesome showing going 6 for 6 by snatching 87kg and clean & jerking 101kg.  This gave him a 188kg total for the day, securing him 3rd place in his weight class.  

 

Brooke, David, and Jamie will all be traveling to the American Open Series 2 being held July 26-29, 2018 in Valley Forge, PA. (https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Events/2018/July/26/American-Open-Series-2)

This will be available to stream via the internet to cheer these athletes on, or feel free to jump on a plane and travel with us!

 

I, Coach Michael, lifted in the last session of the day and I am beyond happy with my performance.  I snatched 89kg and clean & jerked 103kg. Both of these are new PRs for me in this weight class. I took 3rd place in Masters 85kg weight class for my age range.  I am still wearing my medal as of today.

 

I have to add a super huge thanks to all the CF Equality members who came out to volunteer their time to help run the meet, help me coach, and to cheer on our team!

 

Aly, Dylan, Maria, Megan, Jeremy, and EWL team members all volunteered their time to help load weights, judge, and take photos of the event.  Thank you Aly & Dylan for the help in the back getting athletes ready to perform.

 

Last but not least, thank you Trisha for spending what felt like 37 hours at the meet cheering on our members and learning the ins and outs of what Equality WL is all about.