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Old 10-17-2010, 12:28 PM   #34
Jarod Barker
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Thompson View Post
They didn't put up really competitive numbers (except for vaughn), they put up numbers that would qualify for nationals. Spealler's total was okay.

That guy does sound like a beast, though.
Yeah, I wasn't trying to imply that they'd medal in the Olympics, but there were some very respectable numbers there. Speal is an incredible athlete. The numbers would be competitive on a national level, but certainly not on the world stage. Not to be a downer, but the US isn't particularly competitive in international weightlifting. We get a few here and there, but it's not like we dominate weightlifting the way we do other sports.
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