Over two weekends in May, four CHFP athletes participated in national championships in the US and in Canada.
The USA Weightlifting National Championships took place on May 9-12 in Memphis, TN. First up was Laura Bligh in the 59 kg class. Laura went 4/6 with a best snatch of 72 kg and a best clean and jerk of 96 kg. Laura's 168 kg total was the highest achieved at a national championship- Senior or Masters.
Laura Bligh successful 2nd attempt clean and jerk at 96 kg.
Competing in his first Senior Nationals, Onzy Elam II [89 kg] combined a best snatch at 130 kg with a personal best clean and jerk of 162 kg on second attempt for a personal best total of 192 kg.
Onzy Elam puts a personal best clean and jerk at 162 kg.
Marissa Gaab Vance [64 kg] returned to the national championships hoping to improve on her top 10 finish in 2018. Marissa lifted a personal best snatch of 88 kg to earn Bronze and lifted a PR clean and jerk of 111 kg to set a new personal best total of 199 kg and finish in 5th place.
Marissa Gaab Vance gets a PR 111 kg clean and jerk on her second attempt.
On Nay 19, Elise Caron [64 kg} headed north to compete at the Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships in La Prairie, Quebec. Competing in her first Canadian Nationals, Elise combined a best snatch of 78 kg with a best clean and jerk of 100 kg to earn a 178 kg total and an 8th place finish.
Elise Caron successful with 100 kg clean and jerk.