The community was split between newbies who had never stood on the platform, as well as seasoned veterans who have earned their own titles and medals in various sanctioned weightlifting events.
The coaching team facilitated the day’s event, and served as organizers, coaches, judges, and bar loaders. The intent was for athletes to witness how a real weightlifting meet would run, from weighing in and declaring first attempts, to judging guidelines, to the strategy of timing attempts and weight changes.
Overall the vibe was educational, supportive, and FUN! New athletes were able to experience the thrill of standing on the oly platform. Veterans used their experience to help others through the day and boost everyone’s confidence. Stan came to snap some profile-worthy action shots. PRs were achieved, people surprised themselves, and we walked away very proud of this community of athletes and coaches!
Thanks to everyone who came out to help, support, and compete in this community event! Now go check out all of the event pictures from Stan!