Posted June 4, 2017 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster/Records Keeper...Updated June 5, 2017 Does this really merit the label "news" anymore--Masters Women lifters breaking New England Records?!? Well, I had to append some kind of title to this article! (Actually, it may be noteworthy that relatively few Records tumbled!) The RWL Weightlifting Memorial Day Weekend competition, held in Franklin, Massachusetts on Saturday May 27, 2017 was so well stocked with athletes that Meet Director/RWL Head Coach Dr. Ellyn Robinson announced that next year's event on this holiday weekend will be spread over two days! For my money, the outstanding achievement was…
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Posted May 21, 2017 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster/Records Keeper The outstanding performance at the USAW Senior National Championships in Chicago earlier this month, in my opinion, has to be credited to North Shore Weightlifting's Jennyfer Roberts. Jenn won the Bronze Medal in 58 Kilos Bodyweight Class--only one kilogram shy of the Silver Medalist's Total! In achieving this, she upped her own New England Snatch Record to 86 kgs., equalled Olympian Carissa Gordon's Clean & Jerk Record (105 kgs.) and wrested possession of Carissa's Total Record, with 191 kgs. I'd say this performance merits a glass or two of bubbly (wouldn't…
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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