Calpians

A working list of true Calpians that have (at minimum) competed for our national team of badasses. We can’t wait to see how the team dynamic changes and grows in the future.

John Thrush

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Competition PRs
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Training PRs
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Back squat:
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Matt Foreman

Age: 39
Weight: +105
Location: Mesa, AZ

Competition PRs:
Snatch: 155
C&J: 185

Training PRs:
Snatch: 155
C&J: 185
Back Squat: 275
Rack Jerk: 192.5

Favorite Lift or Workout: My favorite lift was probably the snatch. Rack jerks were a close second. I really liked stop squats too, for some reason. My favorite workout was any time I got a new PR.

Achievements:
- 5-time American Open medalist
- 3-time Senior National medalist
- 2-time Collegiate National Champion
- 2000 World University Championship Team USA member
- 2004 Olympic Trials competitor
- 2000 Senior National Team Championship (Calpians)
- 2-time American Masters Champion
- Calpian since 1992, co-founder of the Bad Mother Open, assistant coach to John at Junior National Championships from 1994-2004

Al Reed-Costa

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Training PRs
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Favorite Lift or Workout:
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Mike Ng

Age: 33
Weight: 85kg
Location: Seattle, WA

Competition PRs
Snatch: 122kgs
Clean and Jerk: 155kgs

Training PRs
Snatch: 122kgs
Clean and Jerk: 150kgs
Back squat: 205kgs
Rack/Neck Jerk: 160kgs (neck)
Favorite Lift or Workout: The clean
Achievements: 2003 Bad Mother

Joe Quinn

 Age: 63
Weight: 80kg
Location: Tacoma, WA

Competition PRs
Snatch: 110kg
Clean and Jerk: 145kg

Masters PRs
Snatch: 73kg
Clean and Jerk: 87kg

Training PRs
Snatch: 110kg
Clean and Jerk: 147.5kg
Back squat: 151kg

Achievements: 3rd in Philadelphia Open 1968 and held NY State YMCA record in C&J at 305 pounds. Master Nationals and American gold in 2011. Silver in 2012 at 85 kilo class.

Melanie Roach

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Favorite Lift or Workout:
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Ashley Perkovich

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Competition PRs
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Training PRs
Snatch:
Clean and Jerk:
Back squat:
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Favorite Lift or Workout:
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Trique Meininger

Age: 28
Weight: 77kgs
Location: Bonney Lake, Wa

Competition PRs
Snatch: 121 kgs
Clean and Jerk: 151 kgs

Best Totals: 272kgs as a 77kg lifter and 250kgs as a 69kg lifter

Training PRs:
Snatch: 120 kgs
Clean and Jerk: 151 kgs
Back squat: 212.5 kgs
Front Squat: 190 Kgs

Rack/Neck Jerk: Both 157.5 kgs

Favorite Lift or Workout: Front Squats and Rack Jerks
Achievements: None I really care to make note of because none have been recent enough for me to feel they are relevant!

Dave Rief

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Competition PRs
Snatch:
Clean and Jerk:

Training PRs
Snatch:
Clean and Jerk:
Back squat:
Rack/Neck Jerk:

Favorite Lift or Workout:
Achievements:

Fletcher Pierce

Age: 23
Weight: 105kg
Location: Auburn, WA

Competition PRs
Snatch: 120kg
Clean and Jerk: 157.5kg

Training PRs
Snatch: 127.5kg
Clean and Jerk: 162.5kg
Back squat: 250kg
Rack/Neck Jerk: 190kg

Favorite Lift or Workout: Squat and Neck Jerk
Achievements: 3 time high school state champion, I’ve held six school age state records, 4th place at schoolage nationals, I’ve gone to junior nationals twice and collegiate nationals once, where I bombed out in the clean and jerk.

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