Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Niece!

Saturday I was in Kissimmee, Florida for the Florida High School Athletic Association Girls Weightlifting tournament. My niece had qualified and it was time to perform!! She got sick with strep throat on Wednesday so was taking antibiotics and wasn't feeling her best, but I think the adrenaline was flowing.

She had a great day! She got her personal best combination!! If you have never watched weightlifting you get 3 lifts, so it's important that you don't go in too low or too high. You want to be able to get all three lifts and go up each time! You also want to use your best strategy to beat the your opponents. She is in the 110 lb. weight class/division........

 Here she is talking with her dad (my brother) talking strategy. What weight should she begin with for the bench press?? Well she started at 145 lbs and pushed it up with ease!

Here is the big electronic sign for when she was lifting.....her 2nd lift, she had a miss, but the third attempt was a good lift at 155lb.

Then you got to to Clean and Jerk portion......more girls lifts were not allowed because they rolled the clean part up their chests or "pushed" up the weights instead of jerking it up in one big push!!
Here she is with her clean and jerk at 135 lbs.

And here she is with her 2nd place medal. She WON 2nd PLACE in the STATE!!!! 
I'm so proud of her! She did such a great job!! 

AND...... I can't wait until she grabs FIRST place next year as a SENIOR!! Way to go Lauryn!!! Love you!!

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