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Competitive Weightlifters Ursula Garza Papandrea And Vanessa Frost

One Team and Lofty Goals: Interview with Ursula Garza Papandrea and Vanessa Frost

Ursula Garza Papandrea currently coaches for Texas Barbell Club, which won the Men’s Team Champion title at 2014 USAW Nationals. She is a two-time Senior National Champion, two-time Olympic Festival Champion, five-time World Team Member (1992-1996), for former record holder…

Chad Wesley Smith Of Juggernaut Training Systems Weightlifting

On Specificity and High Standards: Interview with Chad Wesley Smith of Juggernaut Training Systems

You’ve had such a wildly successful athletic career as a track athlete, powerlifter, and a strongman competitor. What accomplishments are you most proud of? First and foremost, I’m proud of Juggernaut Training Systems. We just celebrated our sixth anniversary. Other…

Chad Vaughn, Programmer For The Iron Athlete Weightlifting Clinic Certification Competing

Interview with Chad Vaughn: Olympian, Coach, Lead Developer for the CrossFit Advanced Weightlifting Trainer’s Course

What brought you to the sport of weightlifting, and can you talk a bit about your early years in training? I played football throughout junior high and high school. In my sophomore year, a young coach joined our school, and…

Weightlifting Coach Les Simonton Competing

Getting Technical: Behind the Scenes of Weightlifting Competitions with Coach Les Simonton

Les Simonton began competing as a weightlifter in 1984. During his career, he participated in the 1996, 1997, and 1999 American Open, fifteen National Masters Championship Competitions, and nine World Masters Championship Competitions. He became a USAW National Coach in…

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