Olympic Lifting Competition Results!

Wendy crushing it!  Good Form!

So as most of you know, there was an invitational Olympic Lifting competition hosted at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence (PISE) building last weekend.  The event was hosted by the newly formed Pacific Weightlifting Club and featured 18 competitors (11 of whom were from CrossFit Zone!).

Athletes competed in two lifts, the snatch and the clean and jerk.  Each person was allowed to make as may lifts as they wanted in each lift until they missed two consecutive attempts.  This, combined with the fact that the weights were all in kilograms, resulted in a lot of our Zoner’s attempting 10-14 lifts in both the snatch and clean!

Judging was fair and accurate, which forced the competitors to be exact in their motions of the lifts, especially when it came to pressing out snatches and jerks.  This is something we will be more vigilant about in the future as moving smoothly and consistently to lockout is a safer and more efficient way to complete those movements.

Competitors were weighed in and assigned a Sinclair coefficient, which is essentially a number that attempts to account for differences in strength that are often associated with differences in bodyweight.  The lighter the lifter is, the greater the coefficient is. Using the Sinclair coefficient, lighter lifters who perform well can be closely competitive with heavier lifters who also perform well.

Against the backdrop of some excellent Zone fan support (thanks you guys!), our athletes performed admirably well, with most setting PR’s in the lifts.  On the girl’s side, Wendy, Michelle, Ivy, and Sarah W wowed the audience with their commitment to getting weights overhead.  On the men’s side, Marco, Jer, Felix, and Eric showed good accuracy and power with both lifts and stayed cool under the pressure of competition.  Deanna put on a great performance, especially in the clean and jerk with a 59kg/129lb final effort to take the title on the women’s side.  On the men’s side, Tom James narrowly missed winning (by less than 1 point) after an awesome over-bodyweight snatch performance and adopting the split jerk into his repetoire.

All in all, a great day and it made us all better lifters in the end.  Many thanks go to the Pacific Weightlifting Club for putting the event on and supplying our main judge (thanks Rob and Matt), to PISE for allowing a bunch of dirty CrossFitters to come in and compete, and to our peeps that came out and cheered us on.  The plan is to run another competition in the second week of October, so mark it in your calendar and let’s get out in force!

The final lifts and totals for each competitor are listed below in both kg and lb.  I’ll enter an Olympic Total for the Sinclair coefficient into MyFranTime so the lightweights have a shot at taking down the big guns ;)!

Turts.

Women
Name Sinclair Coefficient Snatch (kg) Snatch (lb) C+J (kg) C+J (lb) Olympic Total (kg/lb) Olympic Total (lb) Sinclair Snatch Sinclair C+J Sinclair Total
Ivy Chen 1.42 27 59.4 33 72.6 60 132 38.34 46.86 85.2
Deanna Whiteley 1.3 36 79.2 59 129.8 95 209 46.8 76.7 123.5
Sarah Warder 1.1 45 99 58 127.6 103 226.6 49.5 63.8 113.3
Michelle Wyngaarden 1.23 30 66 47 103.4 77 169.4 36.9 57.81 94.71
Wendy Callendar 1.24 33 72.6 51 112.2 84 184.8 40.92 63.24 104.16
Nadia Reider 1.12 42 92.4 52 114.4 94 206.8 47.04 58.24 105.28
Men
Name Sinclair Coefficient Snatch (kg) Snatch (lb) C+J (kg) C+J (lb) Olympic Total (kg) Olympic Total (lb) Sinclair Snatch Sinclair C+J Sinclair Total
Jon Clarke 1.11 81 178.2 105 231 186 409.2 89.91 116.55 206.46
Felix Chen 1.36 58 127.6 67 147.4 125 275 78.88 91.12 170
Cam Birtwell 1.18 69 151.8 103 226.6 172 378.4 81.42 121.54 202.96
Eric Brown 1.24 62 136.4 87 191.4 149 327.8 76.88 107.88 184.76
Troy Appleton 1.18 81 178.2 110 242 191 420.2 95.58 129.8 225.38
Dana Agar – Newman 1.29 65 143 100 220 165 363 83.85 129 212.85
Jeremy Bomhof 1.08 70 154 90 198 160 352 75.6 103.68 179.28
Tom James 1.24 81 178.2 100 220 181 398.2 100.44 124 224.44
Marco Yuen 1.31 61 134.2 87 191.4 148 325.6 79.91 113.97 193.88
Tyler Goodale 1.08 80 176 0 80 176 86.4 86.4
Gabriel Auclair 1.08 86 189.2 110 242 196 431.2 92.88 129.6 222.48

Today’s Workout:

Buy-in: 3 rounds of – 100 single skips, 10 kettlebell swings, 10 double crunch

WOD:  Deadly Doubles

*NOTE – this workout deals with lifting moderately heavy weights while under fatigue and possibly in a compromised back position.  Make sure to scale appropriately for your level of performance and to commit to maintaining as close to perfect deadlift form as possible. Here’s a guide based on your 1rm (max) deadlift to help you decide on your scaling level:

Elite:  245/360

Zone 4:  215/275

Zone 3:  175/235

Zone 2:  145/185

Dropping the bar is not allowed – ALL reps must be controlled both up and down, even the last one.  Dropping the bar will result in you having to re-do the rep.

For time:

  • 8 deadlifts (205/275)
  • 20 double unders
  • 6 deadlifts
  • 30 double unders
  • 4 deadlifts
  • 40 double unders
  • 2 deadlifts
  • 50 double unders

Zone 4 – scale deadlifts to 175/225

Zone 3 – scale deadlifts to 145/185

Zone 2 – scale deadlifts to 115/155, sub single skips x 3 for doubles

Zone 1 – scale as needed

Cash-out: Play on the rings – practice Lsits, getting inverted, muscle ups, etc.  Be safe, have a spotter!

Gymnastics tonight: 7:30pm!

Skills: Cart wheels, Kipping pull-ups, Skin the cat.

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