Vulkan Weightlifting Coach Michael Gingras Receives 12-Year Sanction From USADA

Michael Gingras at 2015 USAW American Open - Photo via Lifting Life
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced on Thursday that Michael Gingras, head coach of Vulkan Weightlifting in Portland, Oregon, accepted a 12-year sanction for engaging in prohibited doping conduct. Gingras was found to have "possessed, trafficked and administered" testosterone and possessed and trafficked...

Mattie Rogers Goes 6-for-6, Wins Gold and Breaks Her American Record

Mattie Rogers breaks Clean and Jerk American Record - Photo by Lifting Life (Instagram)
Mattie Rogers continues to be head and shoulders ahead of her competition here in the States. Rogers (69kg) took to the platform at the 2017 USA Weightlifting National Championships Saturday night. The result? A 6-for-6 performance that easily won three gold medals. On top of that,...

Jessica Lucero Clean & Jerks Double Body Weight, Breaks American Record

Jessica Lucero clean and jerks 116kg to break American Record at 2017 USAW National Championships.
Jessica Lucero clean and jerked 116kg last night at the 2017 USAW National Championships. The lift was double body weight for Lucero who competes in the 58kg weight category. Lucero also set a new American Record with the lift. Lucero went 5-for-6 with her only...

Snatchin’ Snacks Is Apparently A Thing

Mat Fraser on Instagram's @snatchinsnacks
If you haven't seen CJ Cummings clean and jerking with giant donuts on the barbell or Mat Fraser snatching lollipops, you've apparently not been on social media the past couple days. The Instagram account, @snatchinsnacks, was created two days ago by Wes Richardson. Since then,...

Jourdan Delacruz Sets Three Junior American Records & Wins Silver at Junior Pan Am Championships

Jourdan Delacruz's snatch at 2017 Junior Pan American Championships - Screen cap via Instagram (@powerandgraceperformance)
Team USA is off to a great start at the 2017 Junior Pan American Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Jourdan Delacruz is the second athlete to medal for Team USA. Hayley Reichardt took home silver in the 48kg weight category. Delacruz (53kg) finished with an 81kg Snatch and...

Hayley Reichardt Wins Silver at Junior Pan Am Championships

Hayley Reichardt's final clean & jerk at 2017 Junior Pan American Championships - Screen cap via Instagram (@garagestrength)
Hayley Reichardt took home three silver medals at the 2017 Junior Pan American Championships in the 48kg weight category. Reichardt snatched 72kg and clean & jerked 90kg for a 162kg total. The 162 kg total ties Reichardt's competition total. Check out Reichardt's final clean and...

Jared Fleming Returns to Platform for First Time Since Tearing ACL

Jared Fleming at 2015 IWF World Championships in Houston, Texas
Jared Fleming tore his ACL in 19 months ago at the 2015 IWF World Championships in Houston, Texas. Prior to the injury, Fleming was in contention for vying for an Olympic spot. Fleming had surgery to repair his torn ACL and partially torn meniscus shortly...

Seth Tom Sets New Youth American Record on his Birthday

Seth Tom sets USAW American Youth Record Snatch at 2017 IWF Youth World Championships
Seth Tom and 15 other Team USA athletes are in Bangkok, Thailand, competing at the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships. The first day of competition is underway and Team USA's Seth Tom just set a new Youth American Record Snatch. Tom, who turned 15 years old...

2017 IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships Begin Tuesday

Kaela Stephano at 2016 USAW Youth Championships
The best Youth weightlifters are in Bangkok, Thailand, this week to compete at the 2017 IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships. The first session begins on Tuesday at 10am local time. Bangkok is 11 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone in the United States,...

Alexandra LaChance Makes Switch From CrossFit to Weightlifting

Alexandra LaChance on podium after weightlifting meet
Alexandra LaChance made it to the CrossFit Games in 2014. Since that year, however, LaChance finished 17th at the South Regional in 2015 and she missed the 2016 CrossFit Games season with an injury. Now that the dust has settled on the CrossFit Open leaderboard,...

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