Posted September 28, 2016 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster/Records Keeper GOLD AND SNATCH RECORD FOR SACCENTE; SNATCH RECORD FOR MacKENZIE ROY IN NEW ORLEANS! New England lifters may have been relatively few but scored big successes at USAW's National University/Under-25 Championships held in New Orleans, LA the weekend of Sep. 23-25, 2016. Nicholas Saccente (Massachusetts) improved his Senior Snatch Record to 158 kgs. en route to winning the 105+ Kilos Class! Nick also hoisted 192 kgs. in Clean & Jerk, to Total 350 kgs. Now, by my reckoning--based on the best data I've been able to find thus far--the New England…
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Posted September 22, 2016 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster/Records Keeper Amylynne Frankel and Jennyfer Roberts hoisted New England LWC Record weights in Las Vegas, Nevada September 17 at the Risto Olympia Cup contest. Representing Risto Sports (Eliot, Maine), Ms. Frankel improved all her marks in 48 Kilos Class as a Masters Lifter and laid claim to the Senior Records as well. The New England Records now stand at: Snatch--58 kgs.; Clean & Jerk--75 kgs.; Total--133 kgs. Very impressive! Meanwhile, Jen Roberts (North Shore WL, MA) seized the Senior mark for Snatch in 63 Kilos Class with a good 89 kgs. Way…
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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