I return to the Hookgrip Palace cafeteria for more weightlifting talk with Nat Arem. We go over some predictions and thoughts on the upcoming (or currently happening) Pan Am Games and American Open Series 2, speculate on potential Olympic hopefuls, and then dive into some crazy results from Junior athletes in the 1980s. Enjoy!
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Gregor of ATG and I were on a call and decided to record it for a little podcast episode. We talk about visiting some of Team USA as they prepare for the upcoming PanAm Games (Jourdan Delacruz, Harrison Maurus, Kate Nye, and Mattie Sasser), Kate Nye’s huge training lifts from the session, some upcoming ATG projects, and what it’s like filming in a training hall (along with a digression on what I used to film the athletes). Enjoy and thanks for listening!
While on a trip to New Jersey I stopped down in the southern part of the state to visit Nat Arem at the hookgrip palace. We recorded a nearly three-hour podcast episode while enjoying some fine NJ-diner dining; topics included the upcoming Junior Worlds, the 2020 Qualification system, defining a “great” weightlifter, the HBO show “Chernobyl,” and much more. Enjoy!
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Another post-competition update from Memphis, Tennessee. After 28-ish minutes of rambling conversations—including a discussion of my hotel check-in issues—we eventually get to talking about weightlifting, including Hunter Elam’s performance in the 59s, Travis Cooper in the 81s, some other highlights from the day, our expectations for the final day of the competition, and our efforts at teasing out the logic of the Olympic Qualification procedure for Tokyo 2020. Enjoy!
Checking in from Memphis, Tennessee, at the 2019 USAW National Championships. Our truly rambling discussion covers a little bit of weightlifting, memories from Rio 2016, credit card points, airplanes, and more. Also includes a quick bonus visit from Cara Heads Slaughter. Enjoy!
Weightlifting and Chinese banking experts Nat and Gregor check in with more shenanigans from the Asian Championships in Ningbo, China. After a discussion of a police visit to the hotel room the weightlifting content starts at about minute 30. Enjoy!
Weightlifting talk starts at 30 minutes
Before that we talk about having police visit us in our hotel room
what were exciting sessions so far
women’s 76kg session with Zhang Wangli and Rim Jong Sim