Posted April 25, 2017 by Special Correspondent, Dr. Ellyn Robinson, President/Head Coach RWL Weightlifting On Saturday, April 22, 2017 USA Weightlifting held a national initiative, “Try Weightlifting for Free Day.” One of New England’s oldest, and certainly largest Olympic Weightlifting clubs, Robinson Weightlifting, responded by opening their doors in Franklin, Massachusetts for free to embrace the community! RWL had a full house of people interested to learn about the sport of Weightlifting, and they had many volunteer coaches and athletes on board to assist these inquiring minds. It was a fun day inspiring young people to our sport! Participants at…
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UPDATE posted April 5, 2017 I guess I'm so used to impressive performances by Amy Richardson (Beantown Barbell, MA) that her performance at the American Open Series Event 1 in Reno, NV flew right past my consciousness. Her successful Snatch at 75 kgs. exceeded her own New England Senior 53 Kilos Bodyweight Class by 3 kgs.! Sorry, Amy...and big congrats!! [And hat tip to Marshall Rosenstein for bringing this achievement to my attention!] Posted April 3, 2017 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster/Records Keeper I would have preferred to post this update earlier, but Official Results for the National Masters and American…
Posted September 8, 2016 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster Here are links to Official Results of Rumbler WL's (Head Coach, Tony Pica) inaugural event for newcomers to the sport, held August 20, 2016 in New Hampshire. Women's Results: first-timers-meet-women Men's Results: first-timers-meet-men
Posted June 27, 2016 The Official Results from the Summer Solstice Open meet, held June 19, 2016 at NoRisk CrossFit in Smithfield, Rhode Island are now available. NOTE: The file runs 23 pages, but only the first two pages are needed to study the Results. Click here: …
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