Episode 17 – Rio 2016 preview with guests David Tao and Mike Graber of Barbend.com

In this episode we have special guests David Tao (a founder of barbend.com) and Mike Graber (their Senior Uzbekistan Correspondent). We discuss the recent doping positives from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, the IWF ban of Russia from the 2016 Games, and predictions for all the weight classes in Rio. Enjoy!

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Episode 15 – With Special guest Phil Andrews, CEO of USA Weightlifting!

Phil Andrews, the recently appointed CEO of USAW, joins us to chat about all manner of things weightlifting: his thoughts on the organization, what he wants to do for the sport, how he first became involved, how he’ll gauge his success, the recent doping positives, and much, much more. (Dr Boffa’s audio quality is a bit rough for the first few minutes, but it improves—we promise.) Enjoy!

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Episode 14 – Recap of our time with Pyrros Dimas and remembering the legend Tommy Kono

In this episode we discuss the recent passing of Tommy Kono, one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. We also recap our experiences interviewing and hanging out with Pyrros Dimas in Arnaia, Greece, and briefly mention some highlights from the 2016 European Championships. Enjoy!

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Episode 13! With Debbie Millet, 2016 Nationals/Trials Meet Director

Join us as we talk with Debbie Millet, the meet director for the 2016 USAW National Championships and Olympic Trials in Salt Late City, Utah. She shares her history in the sport, experience running the 2014 USAW National Championships, and her plans to make this year’s Nationals/Olympic Trials the best ever. We also discuss the recent Junior Nationals, the upcoming Arnold Championships of the Universe, and the best ways to cheat gain a competitive edge by greasing your thighs. Enjoy!

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EPISODE 12! With special guest Uncle JP of Weightlifting Mindset

After a short hiatus, The Two Doctors ring in the New Year with a new podcast, featuring special guest “Uncle” JP Nicoletta of Weightlifting Mindset. We discuss the deluge of doping positives from the 2015 World Championships, the labyrinthine qualification procedures for USAW Olympic hopefuls, and how Jenny Arthur has already locked herself into a spot on the Rio women’s team (with many congratulations to her for doing so). BONUS: a mostly spoiler-free discussion of the most recent Star Wars commercial movie. Enjoy!

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Episode 11! 2015 IWF World Championships RECAP

After our whirlwind week in Houston, we discuss some highlights from the 2015 IWF World Championships. In an effort to stick within a reasonable timeframe, we limit ourselves to an inaccurately named “Top 5” list that includes roughly a dozen items. Highlights include a discussion of the media setup, the warmup room, and our favorite lifts from the competition.

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  • Om Yun Chol cleaning 175 kilos after clean and jerking 171 kilos for the win and a new World Record
  • Wu Jingbiao snatching 139 for a new World Record
  • Alex Lee snatching a new American Record
  • Elkhan Aligulizada breaking Tanir Sagir’s junior clean and jerk record with 203 kilos
  • Artem Okulov holding on to his 215 clean and jerk for the gold
  • Jenny Arthur’s lifts, including her American Record 138 clean and jerk
  • Rim Jong Sim snatching 125 and then clean and jerking 155 despite being injured
  • Aleksey Lovchev’s huge 264 clean and jerk for a new World Record

 

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Episode 10! 2015 IWF World Championships preview

Join us for a preview of the 2015 IWF World Championships! We talk about the official start list, changes to USAW’s lineup, and make wild predictions for several weight classes. Plus: the long-awaited answer to the quiz question and announcement of the winner. Enjoy!

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Episode 9! With special guest Caine Wilkes

Caine Wilkes—one of only a few American lifters to snatch over 400 pounds and clean and jerk over 500 pounds—joins us to talk about his history, his career thus far, and his plans for the future. In just a few short weeks Caine will be representing the US at the 2015 World Championships in Houston, Texas. It will be his third appearance at the World Championships (after 2013 and 2014).

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