Jon North’s Two-Month Old Daughter Needs a Heart Transplant

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Jon and Jessica North's two-month old daughter was born with cardiomyopathy. After several recent visits with doctors, Liv will need a heart transplant. According to Jessica, her daughter's heart is getting worse at each appointment. Doctors are attempting to stabilize her heart with medication. Keep...

Mike Burgener’s House and Gym Possibly Damaged in LA Fires

Mike Burgener's house and gym are near the wild fires currently blazing near Los Angeles, California. Right now the Burgener family does not have specifics, but their minihouse and deck have been affected by the fires. The Burgener family is safe and are just waiting...

Team USA’s Sarah Robles Sweeps Gold!

Sarah Robles wins three gold medals at 2017 IWF World Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.
Two-time Olympian Sarah Robles capped off a successful week for Team USA at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Robles, who won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, did even better on the World Championship platform in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday. Robles walked away with three...

Mattie Rogers First American Woman to Podium at IWF World Championships in 12 Years

Mattie Rogers at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.
For the first time since 2005, a Team USA female has medaled at the IWF World Championships. On Saturday night, Mattie Rogers took home three bronze medals in the 69kg weight category. Rogers went 2-for-3 on the snatch finishing with a 104kg lift, just 3kg...

Rogue Fitness to Sell New Pyrros Weightlifting Bar

Rogue Fitness has announced that the company has collaborated with three-time Olympic gold medalist Pyrros Dimas to create the Rogue Pyrros Bar, a stainless steel barbell designed specifically for Olympic Weightlifting. Rogue Fitness invited Dimas to Columbus to test out different elements of the barbell....

Alyssa Ritchey With Two PRs, Takes 7th at IWF World Championships

Alyssa Ritchey clean jerk at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.
Alyssa Ritchey (USA) went 4-for-6 on Wednesday at the 2017 IWF World Championships in Anaheim. Ritchey missed her first and last attempts finishing with a 177kg total in the 48kg weight category. Ritchey finished with a 78kg snatch and 99kg clean & jerk. Both the clean...

Thuri Helgadottir Sets Two PRs at the IWF World Championships

Thuri Helgadottir (ISL) had a great day at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Competing in the 58kg B session, Helgadottir walked away with two PRs! First, it was an 86kg (189 pounds) snatch. Next, it was a 108kg (238 pounds) clean and jerk. Helgadottir ended up...

Athletes Competing in IWF World Championships Can Participate in CrossFit Liftoff

Aleksei Lovchev at the 2015 IWF World Championships. Photo by Lifting Life.
The 2017 CrossFit Liftoff, powered by Rogue Fitness, begins November 30 and runs through December 4. The 2017 IWF World Championships in Anaheim, California begin November 28 and run through December 5. Because the two overlap, CrossFit announced that it will accept competition lifts from...

Iranian Weightlifter Kianoush Rostami Denied Visa to Compete at IWF World Championships

Kianoush Rostami at 2015 IWF World Championships (Photo by Lifting Life)
Kianoush Rostami is a two-time Olympian from Iran. Rostami won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in the 85kg weight category and was voted the Male Weightlifter of the Year by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) this past February. In a report by...

Amy Hay Receives Two-Year Suspension After Arbitration Hearing

Amy Hay at the 2017 USAW American Open Series I. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.
On Tuesday, Amy Hay, one of the top U.S. Olympic Weightlifters, received a two-year suspension for failing an in-competition drug test at the USA Weightlifting (USAW) American Open Series I competition in March 2017. Hay tested positive for Ostarine, a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM),...

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