2011 CT Olympic Weightlifting Competitions

We were sent this by Gary Valentine, who a lot of you will remember came to CFC last year to provide us with an Olympic lifting seminar, which you can check-out here. He has sent it to all CT CFs as an invitation to any and all who are interested to come and compete in these open events.

Hello all! As Meet Director, Coach, and long time competitor in OL, I would like to invite you to Team Connecticut at your convenience to become familiar with my team and programs, and to announce the dates for the 2011 Olympic Weightlifting competitions in CT.

May 1, 2011: CrossFit Relentless (changed from the Fairfield County Open at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield)

August 7, 2011: the CT Open Olympic WL Championships at Bluestreak Sports Training in Stamford.

UPDATE: The May 1st competition will be held at CrossFit Relentless in West Hartford. Big thanks to Merle McKenzie at CrossFit Relentless for working with us as site sponsor! This is the sanctioned USAW event that was held at SHU previously. All entrants will compete in the Open, and I will add a division for CrossFit competitors.

All meets are free admission to spectators. I will send out entries to all and post on our website approximately 3 months prior. Both meets will have 50-70+ participants and are USAW sanctioned through the New England LWC. While there will be a few advanced lifters who may be at national qualifying level, for most it is their first meet or their first year or so competing. Male, Female, Junior, Open and Masters Divisions are held at each meet. Website below has results from previous years, and mpegs of ALL lifts from both meets last year!

Please feel welcome to email me to set a time to visit my club, either during team workout time – Tuesdays & Fridays 5-8pm, Sundays 3 – 6pm, – or anytime by appointment. I offer Individual and group instruction, here or at your place, as well as seminars and club meets.

CrossFit and USAW are at a very exciting time nationally, and I look forward to furthering that relationship here in CT!

Please visit www.connecticutweightlifting.com for more info.


Gary Valentine, MA., CSCS*D, USAW Level 2.
2003 World Masters Weightlifting Champion
Adjunct Professor, Exercise Science, Sacred Heart University
Valentine Strength, LLC.
53 Longmeadows Rd, Wilton, CT 06897