Lift-off our team to USA Weightlifting Nationals.
A software developer, a housing/community advocate, and a CrossFit coach walk up to the bar. No joking, this is serious.
Next month, we will send three of our best — Christopher C., Angela C., and Coach Emily — to USA Weightlifting National Championships in Overland Park, Kansas. This is the Super Bowl … the World Series … the Crossfit Games of Olympic lifting. Christopher, Angela, and Emily will step onto the platform and compete against the country’s other top athletes.
This calls for a celebration. And we plan to celebrate the best way we know how.
First, we are hosting an ol’ fashion CFDC/DCW lift-off. On Saturday, April 21, our U Street doors will stay open late. We’re rolling out the bars and the plates. You and a partner will have 10 minutes to establish a one-rep max snatch. Then douse yourselves in chalk, tighten those wrist-straps, and step back up. You’ll have another 10 minutes to establish a one-rep max barbell complex: one clean, two front squats, and one shoulder-to-overhead. Stir in some music, prizes, and crazy costumes — this atmosphere is ripe for PRs and a whole mess of fun.
Head over to the CFDC Facebook page or open your April newsletter for more information, and contact email@example.com to register. Our event is open to everyone.
Second, we’ve set up an online fundraiser for Christopher, Angela, and Emily. They train alongside us, they cheer for us, and one of them coaches us. And they — like us — call CFDC home. In support, we’re aiming to raise at least $800 to help defray a portion of their travel expenses. Suggested donation is $15 if you join us at the Liftoff. All contributions are appreciated. To donate, visit the link below:
Third, keep your eyes peeled to CFDC social media. We will be publishing Oly-lifting tips to use at the Liftoff and in regular class. (New clean and snatch cycles coming in hot this month!) And in May, we will post platform times and live-stream links for Christopher, Angela, and Emily.
Our athletes. Our friends. Our community. Let’s do this.
When: Saturday, April 21 from 2:30-4:30pm
Where: U Street Location (1507 U Street NW)
Who: Teams of Two (Male/Male or Female/Female)
*We welcome co-ed teams and will rank you amongst everyone.
**All athletes welcome. You do not need to be a DCW or CFDC member to participate.
What: Two Events — Max Snatch & Clean and Jerk Complex (1 clean + 2 front squats + 1 shoulder-to-overhead). Ten-minute heats for each event. Costumes encouraged. Donation suggestion of $15 per athlete, of if you merely wish us strength and mental focus on the platform. To donate, CLICK HERE!
We’ll have small giveaways and a trophy item for the winners with the highest total (combined snatch and clean and jerk complex).