I posted a few weeks back about the guys from Average Broz Gym (an Olympic lifting gym here in Las Vegas) and how they were going to be lifting at the US Weightlifting Senior National Championships in Council Bluffs, IA (basically Omaha, NE). The meet was this past weekend and I think it was a pretty big success for ABG overall. Here’s a video of their top lifters (one of their lifters, Tyler Thuente, is not in the video):
The medalists were Ian Droze (3rd snatch, 3rd C&J, 3rd total in the -69kg division) and Pat Mendes (1st snatch, 1st C&J, 1st total in the +105kg division). Pat also qualified for the world team so he’ll be competing at the World Weightlifting Championships (WWC) in Paris in November. Billy Bybee finished just off the podium in 4th place in the total.
I’m debating going to the WWC in Paris this year. I probably won’t but I’m going to see if I can find decently priced tickets.