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Whiskey and Barbells Weightlifting Meet
Sat, April 22, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Whiskey and Barbells is an unsanctioned Olympic Lifting meet and whiskey/food event. Novice competitors (who have competed in TWO OR LESS meets) will compete with three attempts each at the snatch and clean & jerk. This event will be held exactly like a sanctioned USAW weightlifting competition without all the formalities. There will be no weight classes to start the meet. After all, you are a novice and should be training to be strong. No need to add complication to the process with weight cuts. There will be no uniform requirement. Just wear what you are comfortable in. We will decide winners in each weight class after a Weigh-Out at the end of the meet - after the last clean and jerk you will jump on the scale to be placed in the appropriate weigh class to determine winners of each class. Best female and male lifter will be determined by Sinclair coefficient. So, just train, enjoy the process and show up ready to give your best.
After (or during) the lifting, we'll eat BBQ (ribs, pulled pork, smoked wings) and sample some bourbon and whiskey. There will be 15-20 different kinds of whiskey on hand to sample. Last year we had a $200.00 dollar bottle of Boss Hog thanks to some pretty cool Army Special Forces soldiers who stopped in. This is a low-key event meant to provide a fun and competitive outlet for those who like to Olympic lift but aren't ready for a sanctioned USAW .
We will have one division. This meet is for novice lifters so you must have competed in no more than 2 meets. Lifts will be judged against USAW regulations (lockout, etc, but no singlet, unless you REALLY want to wear one).
The $60.00 entry fee includes the meet, wings, shirt and drinks. We're encouraging everyone to bring some of their favorite spirit to share! Want to come and watch but don't want to lift? The more the merrier! $25.00 to attend/eat/drink but not lift.
You don't need to declare your weight class during registration.
If you are interested in starting an olymipic lifting program, see Beau. He'll set you up with some GREAT programming to prepare for this event.