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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It’s American Open week – USA Weightlifting, together with USA Powerlifting, come to Dupont Circle this weekend.
The American Open is in Washington this week at the Washington Hilton’s Columbia Ballroom, and tickets are priced at just $5 per day or $12 for the weekend.

Over 380 Weightlifting athletes will be seeking gold as well as the chance to rank for the 2015 Pan American Games, 2015 Junior Worlds and 2015 Youth World Championships.

As well as Weightlifting Olympians Melanie Roach (53kg), Geralee Vega (63kg) and Norik Vardanian (94kg), you will be able to see 2014 World Team members Marissa Klingseis (+75kg), Travis Cooper (77kg), James Tatum (77kg) and Geralee Vega (63kg). Not only that but our line up also includes CrossFit Games Champions and professional athletes from the GRID league.

Getting There
The venue is accessible via the Q Street entrance of the Dupont Circle Metro stop, and there is a discounted rate for parking at the venue also. From the Dupont Circle stop (Red Line), it is 2 blocks north to the Washington Hilton.

Buying Tickets in Advance
Tickets are available in advance here;
http://secure.mycart.net/catalogs/index.asp?category=340814

Start List in Full
The full information, and the American Open start list, can be found here;
http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Features/2014/March/26/2014-American-Open-Championships

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Fitness & performance:
AMRAP 12:
3 power cleans (Fx: 95/65; Rx: 135/95)
6 pushups (Rx: hand release)
9 squat jumps
*Rest 6 minutes, then:
AMRAP 12:
3 cleans (Fx: 115/80; Rx: 155/105)
6 ring dips
9 box jumps (Fx: 24/20; Rx: 32/26)

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