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Posted November 23, 2017 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster, etc. Actually, I've never eaten "tofurkey" and don't plan to start any time soon. But, let's get down to business! RWL WEIGHTLIFTING LOADING TEAM TO PERFORM AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS! Members of RWL Weightlifting, based in Franklin, MA will form one of the loading teams working the World Championships in Anaheim, CA November 28 through December 5! They're being listed in the Program as representing Boston, interestingly. As of now, RWL is scheduled to load the bar at following sessions: Tuesday, Nov. 28--Women 48 Kilos B Session; Wednesday, Nov. 29--Women 58 Kilos B…
by Greg Laxer, Webmaster; posted November 14, 2017 Today I received a press release from the IWF, the world governing body for our sport. It suggested that new changes to Bodyweight categories, and other changes to how the sport is conducted, can be expected in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics, scheduled to be held in Tokyo. The language was similar to that employed recently by the IAAF (world governing body for Athletics, called Track & Field in this country) in discussing the need to try to reach a broader audience, and generate public enthusiasm, for that sport. If I…
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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