Weightlifters from the TRI-STATE area and The 2016 American Open Championship
If this is the first time visiting the website, here is a quick introduction. Hi, I'm Viv and this is a place to feature everyday athletes. :) The idea behind Everyday Lifters is to 1. bring more attention to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting 2. Share stories of people who compete in all sports. :)
Last weekend I had the very awesome opportunity to help photograph the 2016 USA Weightlifting American Open Championship. I photographed 2 sessions with the good people from LiftingLife. The rest of the time I walked around, snuck in some shots and cheered on local athletes. Also, I got to see Mattie Langtor Sasser lift. I was looking forward to seeing her compete!
The people you are about to see below have worked so hard over the last year to qualify for the AO. All in between school, working a full time job and some set backs, they all managed to pull through and qualify to compete.
Enjoy the pictures!
Not listed here: Celia, Gina and Lou from CF Redzone. Jacob from Team Western New York.
Thank you all for letting me take some pictures. Looking forward to what 2017 has in store for you! A special thank you to coaches above Kurt (pictured left) and Steve (pictured right). Also, below coaches Bryant (bottom left) and Sebastian (bottom right.)
Happy training and see you at a platform near you! ;)
Your Biggest Fan,
Viv from Everyday Lifters