This past weekend, we made the trip to Anaheim, CA for the American Open Championship Finals. One of our Remote Athletes qualified and competed in the -69KG category.
Having attended the University of Tampa, Sam lifted with us at our club 813 Weightlifting in South Tampa before moving back home to Minnesota after graduation. He continued to train with us remotely and has done so for just under 2 years.
Sam qualified for this event towards the beginning of 2017 and has been training for finals for the duration of the year. His 235KG entry total landed him in the -69KG D Session.
Snatch attempts were 100KG / 103KG miss / 104KG miss
Clean & Jerk attempts were 138KG / 143KG / 146KG miss
Sam’s 143KG Clean & Jerk and 243KG total were both all-time PRs! He started at 35th place based on his entry total and finished 19th overall! He was also very close to a 246KG qualifying total for the National Championships in Kansas City, MO next year, but we are close and will be back for more! Big time congratulations!