Cara Heads Slaughter became involved in the sport of Olympic weightlifting at age 13. Cara's high school coach introduced her to the snatch and the clean and jerk to become a better all around athlete. The opportunity to be introduced to the sport of weightlifting at a young age changed the trajectory of Cara's life, propelling her into an 18 year lifting career which included winning 2 junior and 8 senior national championship titles, setting numerous junior and senior American records, and representing the United States at 5 world championships and the 2000 Olympic Games.
Cara is committed to providing similar opportunities to young athletes by organizing a youth and high school development program in the metro DC region. The program is designed to encourage participation of school-age athletes in the sport of weightlifting, and to provide mentoring and training to coaches of young athletes.
CHFP Weightlifting will host a high school development meet on Saturday, April 25 at CrossFit South Arlington. The competition will be preceded by a USAW referee clinic led by LWC president John Filippini. Email email@example.com for details.