RECAP-2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games Weightlifting
Another sport has come and gone from the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games! Weightlifting was a one day event that took place on July 26th in the Iowa Events Center. Several competitors took home shiny, new medals, along with bragging rights!
Several weightlifting athletes also competed in Powerlifting the day before but if that affected their lifting skills at all, you couldn't tell. Gage Gregurich, a ten year old who had competed in Powerlifting the day before, added to his collection of Powerlifting gold medals. He took home the gold in four Weightlifting events: Bench Press-Assisted, Deadlift-Assisted, Full Meet-Assisted, and Push/Pull Assisted.
Benjamin Delouche also had a successful meet, bringing home two gold medals, one in Push/Pull-Raw and the other in Bench Press-Raw.
In the Female division,seventeen year old Delicia Garza took home three gold medals, one each in Bench Press-Assisted, Full Meet-Assisted and Push/Pull-Assisted. Avery Miller also had a good meet, earning two golds in the Deadlift-Assisted and Push/Pull-Raw.
Congratulations to all participants that competed and we hope to see you again next year!
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