The Rite of Passage is back in 2017 and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!! Our good buddies over at SPS Gym in Oakland are hosting their second annual first-timers meet. Last year, we had several Sweat Shoppers, including myself, compete in our first ever olympic weightlifting competition. If you are are looking to get your feet wet (or feel the amazingness of lifting in a onsie), this is, by far, the best beginner meet out there! For one, the facility is amazing and you’ll practice and compete with the best equipment out there, and two, MJ puts on an amazingly fun, welcoming, and pumped atmosphere for the first time competitors. I had a blast! I really hope we can get a squad of you down there this year as I will be itching to watch! It’s still early but you’ll want to reserve your spot early and have some time to fine tune and train your lifts! Here are the details I pulled from the SPS’s facebook page and registration email:
Date: November 18 &19
The only competition in the Pacific Weightlifting Association exclusively for first time competitors in Olympic weightlifting. Due to the success of last year’s competition and the feedback we received, this year we will have RoP’17 over two days to accommodate more lifters and create an even better experience for everyone involved.
The tentative itinerary (subject to change based on distribution of registered athletes):
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Women’s 48, 53kg Classes: Weigh-in 8:00 – 9:00 AM / Lift 10:00 AM
Men’s 56, 62 Classes : Weigh-in 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM / Lift 12:00 PM
Women’s 58, 63kg Classes : Weigh-in 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM / Lift 2:00 PM
Men’s 69, 77kg Classes : Weigh-in 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM / Lift 4:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Women’s 69, 75kg Classes : Weigh-in 8:00 – 9:00 AM / Lift 10:00 AM
Men’s 85, 94kg Classes : Weigh-in 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM / Lift 12:00 PM
Women’s 90, +90kg Classes : Weigh-in 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM / Lift 2:00 PM
Men’s 105, +105kg Classes : Weigh-in 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM / Lift 4:00 PM
Registration Fee: $65
Spectators are FREE!
CLICK HERE TO GO THE MEET WEBPAGE.
This meet is sanctioned by USA Weightlifting, so you will need to be a member. You can register as USAW athlete HERE.
After registration, you will receive a link to a survey so we collect get your competition information such as weight class and USAW membership number.
We hope to see you there!