4 Calpians will be competing in the 2013 American Opens coming up December 5th-9th. Lets wish them all a huge good luck and pray for save travels and great lifting! I know they will all appreciate all of your support and thanks! Here is a list of each Calpian and when they are scheduled to lift incase you want to watch them on the live feed! Remember Dallas, Texas is 2 hours ahead of Washington state!
Paula Arand: as a 58kg 0r 63kg lifter she got lucky and both lift at the same time so saturday night at 730pm (530pm our time)
Ryan Reiss: 85kg lifter will lift friday night at 6pm (4pm our time)
Jeff Serven: 94kg lifter will lift friday at 330pm (130pm our time)
Trique Meininger: 77kg lifter will lift saturday morning at 10am (8am our time)
Next up for the Calpians and Thrush Sports Performance Center weightlifting meets is the Annual Chris Dariotis Memorial Weightlifting Championships! This meet will be held on Jan, 4th, 2014 so lets get the NEW YEAR started off with a big bang! We usually get a group/team from Canada that travels down to compete which makes it all the more exciting! Here is the entry blank and we look forward to seeing everyone again!
Robbie Arroyo with a Masters National Record Snatch of 122kg at 85kg weight class!
October 19th is getting close and that means its time for the annual 2013 WASHINGTON OPEN WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS! This will be the 77th year of this meet which makes it one of the oldest continually happening meets in the country! I will be posting the entry blank here and on our website! Invite anyone you want and we look forward to yet another great weightlifting meet! Ask any questions here and we will see you soon!
The 2013 Bad Mother Open is in the record books with the biggest attendance ever!! Sixty-four athletes came together to do battle with the iron on Saturday, August 24th at Thrush Sports Performance in Sumner, Washington. The meet was filled with many fine performances, such as Junior Best Lifter 17 year old Daniel Wiitanen’s excellent 141 Kgs. C&J done having had football practice just prior to the meet that morning. This Calpian lifter has just traveled internationally as a member of the previous two United States World Youth Championship teams. Also a highlight was the terrific Calpian Master lifter Robert Arroyo who established a new national standard in the snatch of 122 Kgs. at the young age of 46. Robert recently proudly represented the Calpian WLC and the United States in winning the Pan American Championships in Chicago. Weightlifting in the Northwest is on the upswing and Thrush Sports Performance is very happy to be part of bringing this wonderful sport to a larger audience. Happily, the Crossfit phenomenon is sparking the interest in weightlifting as athletes look for ways to improve technique. This seems to lead them invariably to competition and greater appreciation and growth in our sport. We openly welcome all these new competitors and look forward to many excellent competitions like the Bad Mother. By way of information to file away, next year will be the 20th anniversary of the Bad Mother, and we are hoping, and planning, to return the meet to the outdoors like the originals. Please plan to be part of this historical, nationally known competition!!!!!!!
Leonard Harison, stalwart Calpian 94 Kgs. lifter will have break through competition this Saturday at the Bad Mother open!!! Come out and support Leonard as he prepares for the American Open in December in Dallas!!!
Leonard Harison, Calpian 94 Kgs. Athlete
THE PLACE TO BE ON SATURDAY!!!!!!!
If you’re a serious weightlifting afficianado (and really, who isn’t?), you need to be attending the 2013 Bad Mother Open Weightlifting Championships this Saturday at Thrush Sports Performance. This traditional annual meet is held every summer and is the most fun you’ll have getting vertical!!!!!