RECAP: Keep Pulling at the American Open Finals in Salt Lake City, UT!

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This past weekend, Keep Pulling brought two of our athletes to the USA Weightlifting American Open Finals in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a national qualifying competition that draws the best lifters in the nation! Check our instagram for more pics and videos from this event!

@arielle__nicolette competed in the 64G D session on Friday evening and finished 4 for 6 with a 75KG snatch and a 96KG clean & jerk for a 171KG total! This was her first return return to the national stage since 2017 and it’s great to see her competing among the best of the best again! We are proud of you and all that you’ve trained for!
Click here to watch Arielle’s best lifts at this competition.

@sahm.mcginnity competed in the 73KG B session on Saturday morning and finished 5 for 6 with a 111KG snatch and a 154KG clean & jerk for a 265KG total! This was a 1KG all-time PR snatch, 4KG meet PR clean and jerk (and all-time PR match), and 5KG all-time PR total! This total qualified him for the National Championships and his 154KG clean & jerk took home a SILVER MEDAL! Congrats on tearing it up so hard that USADA came to say hi after your session!
Click here to watch Sam’s best lifts at this competition.

All in all, it was a successful weekend and our two athletes from #TeamGreen had a great time competing and doing some site-seeing in Salt Lake City! Now, back to training!!