MARQUETTE, Mich.—United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters will showcase their talent from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Superior Dome. The intrasquad meet will give the athletes a chance to compete in preparation for the University Nationals, which will be held April 4 –7 in Johnson City, Tenn.
Coach Vance Newgard planned the event to keep his squad’s competition skills sharp.
“In our sport there is a lot of time between events,” said Newgard. “Home meets give the athletes a feel for competing. It also gives me a chance to work with them in an event atmosphere and see how they are progressing.”
Members of the Northern Michigan University weightlifting club will also be lifting.
“The club members will also get a chance to lift in front on friends and family,” said Newgard.” “We also have some club athletes that are close to qualifying for the National Youth Championships in June and this will give them another chance to do that.”
The event is free and open to the public.