Coach Theresa made us all so very proud this weekend competing in her first national weightlifting event, the American Open 2016. A huge accomplishment!
From the bad ass herself, here's some thoughts on her journey and experience:
Women's 48kg Session - Theresa hit 4 out of 6 lifts, with final numbers:
- 1st attempt: 53kg (117 lbs)
- 2nd attempt: 55kg (failed)
- 3rd attempt: 55kg (failed)
Clean & Jerk
- 1st attempt: 65kg (143 lbs)
- 2nd attempt: 66kg (145 lbs)
- 3rd attempt: 70kg (154 lbs) *competition PR!!!
After competition the crew hit up Giordano's Italian Restaurant to celebrate with some loaded potato fritters and a heavenly stuffed deep dish pizza. Theresa would like to thank everyone for their support and those who were able to be up early Friday morning to watch her lift live on Facebook. You can go to FB page and watch the live videos to see her lifts anytime! Check out some of the fun pictures of our adventure below as well.
All in all it was an incredible experience and the guys were so thrilled to be there and cheer her on. 2017 will bring a whole new set of weightlifting goals and accomplishments and Theresa's excited to get started. Even some word about her maybe tracking macros to make some serious strength gains in the near future. Say whaaat?!
YOU CRUSHED IT AND WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH TRANIMAL!!!
1x20 HBBS at 5 pounds heavier than last week
EMOM for 9 minutes: 4 strict pull-ups / 4 strict C2B / 4 pull-up negatives / 4 ring rows / 2 strict muscle-ups
15 Thrusters 95/65#
30 Burpees over the bar