Bill & me

Here's some mitt work with the great Bill Meartz. Third 3-minute round. I'm extremely fortunate that Bill gives me some of his time and attention.

35 years of USA Weightlifting logos

at the feet of the master

Sitting at the feet of the USA Olympic weightlifting master, Tommy Kono. One of the most important things you must do to create your own success is assemble the right team to support your efforts. You are only as good as your learning. I am extremely fortunate and gratified to count some of the best of the best on mine.

Tommy Kono annual lecture hosted by Bodytribe Fitness at NorCal Healthworks in Sacramento.
Photos by commercial photog Laszlo Bencze, part of the Stark Center for Strength archives

Great wrap-up to 2013 season

I finished the season in Northern California with two significant meets on consecutive weekends. I opened with my two highest lifts from one year ago and added five kilos to my total for 110KG, with a milestone 50KG snatch PR, and highest-ever C&J opener at my PR of 60KG. Technique inching ever upwards, being healthy and strong. Progress is always the goal, monitor and reward. 

50KG Snatch at the Tommy Kono Open 8
Sacramento High School
Aug. 18, 2013
80 lifters total, 30 in flight
Tommy Kono in attendance
Photo by Chip Conrad, Bodytribe Fitness

60KG Clean and Jerk at Redwood Empire Open Championships
Rohnert Park in Cotati, California
Aug. 10, 2013
Photo by Jim Schmitz, Sports Palace in SF