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2015 Olympic Weightlifting Mini Camp Set for May 2-3

Olympian Cara Heads Slaughter and Senior International Coach Ursula Garza Papandrea will be joining forces to present a two-day Olympic Weightlifting Mini Camp at CH Fitness and Performance/CrossFit South Arlington in Arlington, VA.

The two-day mini camp features intermediate and advanced training for the snatch and the clean & jerk with elite weightlifters and international coaches throughout a weekend. Each mini camp will offer a four-hour training session each day, limited to 20 athletes per session.

A trailblazer for women weightlifting coaches in the United States, Ursula Garza Papandrea has rightfully earned the moniker "Queen of Weightlifting". Ursula is the first and only woman to attain USA Weightlifting’s highest coaching level- Senior International Coach (Level 5), one of only 24 such coaches in USA Weightlifting. Ursula has extensive national and international experience in competitive weightlifting with over 20 years of coaching experience at national and international levels. Athletes under her guidance have competed at and won national championships at the junior, collegiate, senior, and master levels as well as Olympic Trials. Her athletes have represented Team USA at the Junior World Championships, University World Championships, Senior World Championships, and Pan Am Games. Ursula is Head Coach of Texas Barbell Club which won the 2014 USA Weightlifting National Championship Men's Team title.

As an elite international athlete, Ursula was a two-time senior national champion, two-time Olympic Festival champion, 5 time world team member (1992-1996), and former record holder in both snatch (Master’s) and clean and jerk.

Cara and Ursula have over 50 years combined of Olympic weightlifting experience, including competing and coaching at national and international events.

Our 2013 and 2014 Olympic Weightlifting Mini Camps sold out. Use promo code EARLY by 2/28 to receive an early bird discount. This is a camp you will not want to miss! Details and registration at

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