UNIVERSITY NATIONALS 2016
What a great weekend at this year University Nationals with the SENSE Gym Family in New Orleans, Louisiana ! We had a great time in one house, supported each other in competition where overall we did pretty well. Check out our instagram @sensegym for more videos our lifts!
Josh finished 1st in 105 kg division in the U25 competition. He hit a PR 187 kg, and 195 kg clean and jerk, to give him a new PR total of 345 kg. Look for some records to be broken at this upcoming American Open. This National meet was also by far, Dr. Wong's (105) best meet. Coming into this meet, he was feeling strong, well rested and more confident than he has ever been, and his lifting on the platform showed it. Expect for new personal best numbers soon. Sayuri (53) hit 54kg/72, although she didn't have her best meet, it was only her second one with SENSE gym. We are pushing for more so expect big weights to be made soon. Julie (63) hit an easy snatch opener at 64 kg, but the rest of the day didn't go as plan. She will continue to train as always and get back onto the national stage again. This is only her first year of training! Brendon Chau (85) best lifts at National University Championship was a 107 kg snatch and 122 clean and jerks. David (105+) lifted a nice meet PR total of 262 kg. He ended up with 115 kg snatch and a PR 147 kg clean and jerk. He has been working on his jerks and it is paying off!
Josh at Junior Worlds in Tbilisi, Georgia
Our very own Josh Ji traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia along with the rest of Team USA to compete at the IWF Junior World Championships.
He finished off the competition with a snatch pr of 152kg/334.4lbs and a clean and jerk pr of 186kg/409.2lbs, but he definitely had more in him. He finished 8th overall at his first world championship.
CHECK OUT VIDEOS OF JOSH & JHERIC'S LIFTS BELOW
Last Saturday, January 2nd, SENSE gym started off the 2016 year by holding a small in-house weightlifting meet. We had six members participate, with one of our junior lifters Jheric Chow qualifying for Junior Nationals in the 94kg class. Thanks to the judges, loaders, Coach Nghiep, photographer A.Ho, and all those who came to support.
Stay tuned for more weightlifting fun because we will be hosting our first big meet on February 6th to kick off the lunar New Year. This competition will be a USAW sanctioned meet open to all divisions from Youth to Masters. Click here to register for the meet, and make sure to rsvp to our Facebook event page to stay updated with any meet info and details!