<![CDATA[Tidal Wave Athlete at Nationals (Go Will !)
Qualifying for Nationals seemed like a very lofty goal but this guy has been consistent and worked extremely hard with zero complaints. All that hard work paid off with a trip to USA weightlifting national championships. Will is officially one of the best weightlifters in the country! Thank you Will for being a great representative for Galveston Weightlifting and CrossFit Tidal Wave! It's an honor to coach such hardworking athletes like Will.
USA Weightlifting’s National Championships are headed back to the Chicago area in 2017. Competition will take place on the west side of Chicago at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center from May 11 to 14, 2017. USA Weightlifting is hosting the event in partnership with DuPage County and the Central LWC
Chicago has a long history in the sport of weightlifting and is home to a number of USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame athletes, including Mike Karchut, Rick Holbrook, Jeff Michels, Clyde Emrich, and Henry Duey. The city has hosted various high-profile weightlifting competitions – most recently, the 2009 National Championships and Pan American Championships.
“USA Weightlifting is delighted to partner with the Central LWC and DuPage County to bring our premier annual event back to the Chicago area. This historic city has long been a cornerstone of the sport of weightlifting, and I have doubt that together with the Chicago weightlifting community this will be a outstanding National Championships,” said Phil Andrews, USA Weightlifting CEO.
To participate, USA Weightlifting members must be a U.S. citizen and meet the qualifying total in any USA Weightlifting sanctioned event during the qualifying period (April 1, 2016 to April 16, 2017). Qualifying totals
are posted on the USA Weightlifting website.
So great job to Will for making it to Nationals. Not many athletes can say they have competed on the National stage.