When we started #summertimeintheLBwC2018 we had a few, simple goals: help athletes qualify for AO3, and provide a fun, but motivating atmosphere for them. What resulted was our biggest (and smoothest!!) meet yet, with 120+ lifters coming from all over the country! Wow. These athletes came from all walks of life, ranging from a parent competing for the first time, to a Team USA member getting back in the game.
Besides the heat, overall the weekend went pretty well. But it would have been impossible without the love and tireless work of our weightlifting community. So we want to give a big THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. Every single loader, referee, coach, announcer, hype man, hype woman, sponsor, and audience member greatly impacted not only our gym, but also each individual athlete crushing his or her goal.
Over the past few days, we've heard some pretty amazing stories, but we definitely didn't catch them all (or tag everybody in the pictures - sorry! Picture/tag limit). So if you'd like, we invite you to share your experiences and what you gained out of our little meet. With that being said, thank you again, and we'll see you at AO3! #vegasbaby
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So @coach.toph found a quicker way to upload results vs. Manually.... but he only uploaded results as recorded on our meet app (#Olyftia). That said... #SummertimeInTheLBwC2018 athletes...
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK FOR ANY DISCREPANCIES!
This was the fastest way I can upload but I will be manually double checking my entries throughout the day! At least for now you all can help me speed up the process!
Good luck again to all those that qualified for American Open Series 3!!! Big thanks to @bradsuchorski for making this task so much easier!
Before we gather our thoughts about #summertimeintheLBwC2018 we HAD to share this amazing story ASAP. Humbled and fortunate to be part of your journey, sir.
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Long post coming but y’all should read it!! Today was an amazing day as I celebrated 3 years clean from drugs and alcohol AND I qualified for the American Open3 in Vegas next month!! Truly special. 3 years ago I was a shell of a human being, completely dejected from life and unable to contribute anything positive to society. I weighed 290ish pounds and suffered from tachycardia. 3 short years later I’m married, have a beautiful baby girl, have a career, and have family! Taking 1st place in the 102kg division and 4th overall @longbeachweightlifting was amazing today! I have lot of people to thank: @teewarren82 I love you man thank you for being on this journey with me, @lil_riki_ thank you for helping me with my nutrition and food, @puffyjaguar dude you were amazing today running cards and giving me confidence to just smash weight, @lomita_athletics @cf1440 @drjoeyluna and all the gym fam that came out to support me you are all amazing, @boomsauce39 for being an inspiration to me, @britneyspears for the perfect lifting music and @mrsbearfrank84 and my daughter Avery I want to thank you for being so amazing and supportive I wouldn’t be here without you two. Every day you angels remind me of why I fight my ass off every day to work my program and stay on the path of recovery!! #olympiclifting #ao3 #vegasbaby #britneyspears #cleanandjerk #snatch #olympiclifting #longbeachweightlifting #atpstrengthandconditioning #teamatp #wedorecover #justfortoday #powerbelly #fearthebeard P.S. I saw @arpomponio today, dude is a beast
Amazing day 1 of #summertimeintheLBwC2018! Thank you to our volunteers, competitors, coaches, weightlifting teams, sponsors, and everybody in between for a successful first day! We had a lot of fun and hope you did too! More to come tomorrow. Please stay cool, bring plenty of water, and we'll see you bright and early at 8am 🏋️♂️🏋️♀️
If you haven't tried... you just gotta... thanks to Marc with @kingstoncoffeeco for some street legal coffee hooks as prizes for our athletes!!!!
Big thanks to @aubreyle and @eodtactical for hooking up these awesome prizes for this year's #SummertimeInTheLBwC2018 meet!
Gonna be hot in the LBC at the #SummertimeInTheLBwC2018 meet... Come get some lemonade from @coach.toph's nephew, @corneliusprinceii @princeslemonadestand!!!!! #Repost @corneliusprinceii (@get_repost)
This kid entrepreneur is counting down to GO TIME! Stay tuned for location details for my first pop up stand! Thanks everyone for cheering me on! God is a good God! RP @princeslemonadestand • Prince’s 🍋 Lemonade 🍋 Stand • Established 2018 • Philippians 4:13 • Next Pop-Up Shop: August 11-12, 2018 in LBC • #godisagoodgod #godisgood #philippians413 #princeslemonadestand @princeslemonadestand
Gorgeous Awards for the developmental portion of our meet!!!! (SESSIONS 1 to 7) Who will claim top 3 Male and Female Honors for this 2-day event?
FIND OUT SUNDAY after we tabulate results!!!!
#SummertimeInTheLBwC2018 Sinclair prizes customized and made by our friends at @universitytrophies in the LBC!!! #LocalSupport #StrongBeach #SummertimeInTheLBC #VIPRecordsEdition #SharonAndSnoopDogEngraved#VIP #LongBeachVsEverybody #LongBeach #longbeachweightlifting #synergyFitnessLab
Top male and Top Female in the developmental portion of our meet (Sessions 1 through 7) get a pair of these @onyx_straps!!!! Special thanks to @donyx11 with #OnyxStraps for being a prize sponsor! #SummertimeInTheLBwC2018
#BullDog ready with the @bulldogsportscol bumpers to be used during our developmental portion of our #SummertimeInTheLBwC2018 meet this Saturday/Sunday!