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New England LWC of USA Weightlifting (USAW) administers the sport of Olympic Weightlifting in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  LWC Officers

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Below is our latest news from New England LWC. Click here to view more news!

01Jan 17

POSITIVITY OPEN IN LUDLOW, MA. CANCELED

Posted January 1, 2017 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster The Positivity Open, which was scheduled for Jan. 7/8 in Ludlow, MA has been canceled. This makes the Risto Sports-sponsored competition in Somerville, MA on Saturday January 14 New England's first official competition. Happy New Year, New England weightlifters!

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27Dec 16

USAW AMERICAN OPEN/WOMEN’S WEIGHT CLASS CHANGES

Posted December 26, 2016 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster/Records Keeper NEW ENGLANDERS AT AMERICAN OPEN IN ORLANDO New England lifters performed impressively at USAW's American Open competition, held December 9-11 in Orlando, Florida. Working from lightest Weight Classes up, we find Amylynne Frankel (Risto Sports, Maine) with second-best showing by a Masters lifter in 48 Kilos with her Total of 130 kgs. (To best of my knowledge, though, Masters athletes weren't recognized as a separate division with their own medals.) Amy Richardson (Beantown Barbell, MA) grabbed 6th Place in 53 Kilos Class with her Total of 159 kgs. [Snow Charpentier won…

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08Sep 16

FIRST-TIMERS’ MEET RESULTS, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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

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27Jun 16

SUMMER SOLSTICE OPEN RESULTS

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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Olympic Weightlifting consists of two elements: The Snatch, followed by the Clean & Jerk. The competitor with the greatest total for the two lifts wins. Proper technique and agility are just as important as brute strength for success! 

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