February 14, 2008
MARQUETTE—United State Olympic Education Center weightlifter, Chelsea Kyle (Sandusky, Ohio) placed third at the National Junior Championships at 58 kg last weekend, February 8-10 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The Northern Michigan University freshman snatched 63kg and clean-and-jerked 87 kg, lifting a total of 150kg at the competition.
“I’m very critical of myself, especially in competitions,” explained Kyle. “I missed my opening snatch attempt, but recovered and went on to make the next two lifts. I’m never satisfied with a performance, I think there’s always room for improvement, but I’m happy with my overall finish.”
Kyle was coached by her father and brother during the competition.
“They’ve always coached me,” said Kyle. “I know their coaching style and they know what needs to get done so I can focus on lifting.”