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Elliot Royce 05-27-2007 11:46 AM

2007 Connecticut Open
If anyone's coming from New York City, I might be able to offer a lift to the meet from a CT train station near me.

2007 Connecticut Open Olympic Weightlifting Championships
Sanctioned by the New England Local Weightlifting Committee of the USAW, # 02-07-01

Date: Sunday, August 5, 2007.

Location: Velocity Sports Performance
Trumbull Corporate Park, 35 Nutmeg Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611-5431
tel: 203 377-4700 www.velocitysp.com/trumbull (directions)

Entry Deadline: JULY 14, 2007. Please have entry in by July 14 so that we can adjust start times, print Progams, and include all names in scorecard for spectators. Late entries accepted only as space and time permit.

Time: Classes Weigh-in Competition start
Women (all) 8:15-9:15am 10:15am
Men 56 – 85 kg 9:30-10:30am 11:30 Men 94-105+ noon -1pm 2:00pm
(Depending on # of entries, 85 kg’s may be moved to next session)

Divisions: Men’s – Open, Junior (Age 20 and under) Master (35+)
Women – Open, Junior, (20 and under) Master (35+)
”Age” is your age on Dec 31, 2007. One piece lifting singlet required.

Lifts Contested: Two Hands Snatch, Two Hands Clean and Jerk

Eligibility: Registered USAW athletes. www.usaweightlifting.org Membership card required at weigh in. You may join the day of the meet.

Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place trophy for each weight class in
Men’s/ Women’s Open and Men/Women’s Junior.
Best Lifter in each by Sinclair Formula.
Master’s – All Men, All Women by Age/Sinclair.
Team - First Place Men/Women. – Contact Meet Director

All Lifters! Please send photo and info for Meet Program!!!
Please include any or all of the following information along with entry or email: Occupation, education, family/personal info. Best Lifts, when, at what age and bodyweight? When/how did you start lifting? Titles won? Anything else! Include or email any size photo, I’ll scan and size it.
GARY VALENTINE, 53 Longmeadow Rd., Wilton, CT 06897
Contact at 203 762 2299, garyv@optonline.net. Please contact me if you will be late entry!

Yuen Sohn 05-28-2007 12:27 PM

Wow, Gary's going all out for this! I'm very much looking forward to it.

Gary Valentine 05-28-2007 01:56 PM

yes i am! lifters receive collared meet shirts. A.R.T specialist in warmup area, free. food throughout the day, sandwiches and pizza, free. professional photographer taking any shots of you that you like, for purchase at meet and/or over net. 25+ page meet program free to all lifters and spectators, containg lifter pics and bios, explanation of the lifts, history of the meet, and this year im asking coaches for club histories. projection screen. beautful trophies and medals. and, very likely but not yet confirmed, webcast! i'll announce that when signed with company. anything i left out?!
get entry in asap- garyv@optonline.net

Yuen Sohn 07-29-2007 02:29 PM


I can't believe it's almost August already :confused:

John Alston 07-31-2007 09:05 AM

I am excited for this. Itching to compete and expecting a good event!

Yuen Sohn 08-05-2007 08:17 PM

Hey Gary,
Thanks for putting together a great meet! And after all that, you threw up some pretty damn heavy weight at the end of the day.

I had a lot of fun lifting as well as meeting the other athletes. Good times.

Yuen Sohn 08-05-2007 08:19 PM

Oh yeah, on a side note: there were actually a number of Performance Menu members and lurkers participating in the comp....I think 6 or 7 total.

John Alston 08-05-2007 08:25 PM

This was a blast! Nice to meet everyone and thanks for putting on the meet Gary. Great close competitions.

Yuen Sohn 08-06-2007 05:54 AM

Still trying to get the hang of my new camera, so there were a lot of blurry shots. Here's what I uploaded so far.

Allen Yeh 08-06-2007 06:25 AM

Looks like fun, congrats on your PR's and placings!

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