On Sunday, April 10, the CHFP Weightlifting club hosted its third Youth & Junior Developmental Meet at CrossFit South Arlington in Arlington, VA. The meet was directed by Evy Voltaire, who coordinates the CHFP Youth Development Program.
The youth developmental meets are intended to grow interest in Olympic-style weightlifting among school-age athletes, and provide young athletes the opportunity to gain meet experience with the hopes of qualifying them for national level competition- free of charge. Among the 13 youth athletes who participated, SIX qualified for the 2016 USA Weightlifting Youth Nationals in Austin, TX!
Members of the CHFP Weightlifting Club showed up to help out.
The program cannot thrive without committed volunteers, and we are grateful for the support the program has received from members of several local clubs who generously donate their time to support the development of school-age weightlifting. Many thanks to the members of CHFP Weightlifting, B&R Barbell, Got Strength Weightlifting and CrossFit Woodbridge Weightlifting. Click here to view lots of great photos from the event.