CrossFit NYC Weightlifting: First Place Overall Team at War of Westchester Weightlifting Meet

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CrossFit NYC’s Weightlifting Team

CrossFit NYC’s Weightlifting team competed at their first competition this past Saturday November 14th in Pleasantville, NY. To say that they did well is an understatement, since most of the team members placed in the top 3 for their weight class despite it being their first ever weightlifting meet. There were also many personal bests in the Snatch, Clean & Jerk, or Total (score for both Snatch and Clean & Jerk combined). To top it off, our team won first overall in the competition!


Highlights for the women’s team: 

Jennifer Nelson hit 36kg in the Snatch and 46kg in the Clean and Jerk which put her in 1st place in the 53kg category and 1st place in the Female Master’s division.

Amanda Palmeri hit 44kg in the Snatch and 56kg in the Clean and Jerk which put her in 3rd place in the 58kg category, and hit all competition personal bests.

Cheryl Zhao hit 55kg in the Snatch and 67kg in the Clean and Jerk which put her in 3rd place in the 69kg category.

Chelsea Reagan hit 46kg in the Snatch and 58kg in the Clean and Jerk, a personal best in the Snatch.

Jessica Avelar hit 35kg in the Snatch and 52kg in the Clean and Jerk which put her in 3rd place for the 75kg category.

Patty Hwang hit 44kg in the Snatch and 58kg in the Clean and Jerk which put her in 2nd place for the 75kg category, and a personal best in the Total.

Erin Kratzer hit 71kg in the Snatch and 95kg in the Clean and Jerk which put her in 1st place in the 75kg category as well as hitting all personal bests.

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From left: Jessica, Chelsea, Patty, Erin, Coach Brian, Cheryl, Amanda, Jenn

Highlights for the men’s team:

Jason Foreit hit 77kg in the Snatch and 115kg in the Clean and Jerk, both personal bests.

Dan Kunitz hit 85kg in the Snatch and 111kg in the Clean and Jerk, which put him in 1st place in the Male Master’s division.

Sean Maher hit 59kg in the Snatch and 81kg in the Clean and Jerk, a personal best in the Snatch and tying his best total.

Carlos Lopez Jr hit 72kg in the Snatch and 97kg in the Clean and Jerk, making all but one of his Snatches.

Sherif Elshoubri hit 72kg in the Snatch and 102kg in the Clean and Jerk, which put him in 3rd place for the 105kg class and 3rd place for Male Masters. Both lifts were personal bests.

Luis Lazo hit 82kg in the Snatch and 115kg in the Clean and Jerk, both personal bests.

Michael Von Borsig hit 96kg in the Snatch and 122 in the Clean and Jerk, both personal bests.

From left (kneeling): Mike and Luis From left: Carlos, Sean, Dan, Coach Brian, Jason, Sherif

Congratulations to everyone that competed! If you are interested in competing in Olympic Weightlifting or joining CrossFit NYC’s Weightlifting Team please contact Coach Brian at Brian@CrossFitNYC.com.

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