CHFP Weightlifting traveled with three athletes and several supportive teammates to the 2018 USA Weightlifting National Championships held at the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas City, KS.
Marissa Gaab (left), Samantha Poeth (center), Emily Baskin.
On Day 1, Emily Baskin (53 kg) was successful on 2 of 3 attempts in the snatch with a best lift of 64 kg, missing a personal best attempt at 66 kg on her third. Emily combined that with a best clean and jerk at 82 kg to post a 146 kg total.
Day 2 featured Marissa Gaab in the 63 kg class. Making good on 5/6 attempts, Marissa collected personal bests in the snatch [82kg], clean and jerk [101kg] and total [183kg] to earn a top-ten placing in the 63 kg class.
Video highlights of Marissa Gaab's PR performance.
Samantha Poeth lifted on the final day of the championships. Sam was credited with a best snatch of 87 kg but misses with 116 kg in the clean and jerks prohibited a total in the 75 kg class.
Nationals squad and support team.