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Hudson Valley Open – Canceled

It pains us to announce that we have to cancel the Hudson Valley Open that was scheduled for 8/8/20.  We hope things get better soon.  As weightlifters, we are accustomed to the physical and mental challenges of our sport.  As we strengthen our minds and bodies in this environment, we also become stronger in handling many of life’s other curve balls.  Use that strength and a positive mindset to overcome this latest obstacle.

Thank you to all who have supported us.  We will be back hosting competitions! We hope that it can happen sooner than later.

Hudson Valley Open Postponed

We are postponing the Hudson Valley Open to August 8. With everything going the way it is, it’s important to think of the safety of everyone involved. Although we are hopeful that businesses can open soon, we also wanted to make sure that athletes have enough time to get back to training & be able to peak for this competition.
USAW is in the process of updating the competition calendar. The eventbrite registration page will also be updated with the new date. Current registrations will still be active.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We’ll get through this together and come back stronger than ever.

2020 Try Weightlifting Day

This event has been postponed until further notice.

Register for FREE  through Eventbrite!

Try Weightlifting for Free! Saturday, 4/11 – from Noon to 3pm. We have a passion for this sport that we want to share with you! Come on down and give it a try.


Hudson Valley Winter Classic – Update

Hudson Valley Winter Classic Results!

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Here is the Final Roster!  We are looking forward to a great meet!

Hudson Valley WC 011520b- Final Roster

Thank you all for taking part in our passion.  Good luck!


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On January 18, 2020, we will be hosting the Hudson Valley Winter Classic at Locomotive Crossfit.

It turns out that this will be your last chance to qualify for the American Open 1 at the Arnold’s in Ohio, March 5-8, 2020.

It may be a little confusing using the new system, but the registrations are live!  Login to the new BARS system to register.  Search for the Hudson Valley Winter Classic and you can register through the link.  The new system is still a work in progress.  We can see your registrations, but it seems that individuals cannot see a list of current entries.  We will be posting a tentative start list a week before the meet. Register now and get in on the fun!

Technique Sunday

Come down to Technique Sunday/Try Weightlifting


Locomotive CrossFit
115 Old Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524

Come on down and hone your technique on the classic lifts or give weightlifting a try.  Novices are welcome!
This will be a short clinic (1 ½ hours)

We’ll be going over some Theory,
Accessory work, Practical application, and Stretching.

FREE for Locomotive/Cuppa Joe Members!
Only $20 for non members!

Come on down and join us.  Up your game!

Flyer: TechniqueSunday111019

2019 Hudson Valley Open – History in the Making

The first Hudson Valley Open was a resounding success.  68 lifters participated.  Here’s a quote from the Compsec report:

“The event ran very close to the published final schedule.  The environmental conditions on competition day were difficult, but manageable, due to the ongoing heat wave in the northeast. The organizers did an outstanding job of providing abundant hydration in the form of water and electrolytic beverages, free of charge, to all athletes, volunteers and officials.

The facility was well maintained throughout the entire event. Hospitality was available to all officials and volunteers free of charge and the food offerings were outstanding. The platform was well constructed and held up flawlessly for the entire event.  A number of high-volume fans, strategically placed within the venue provided cooling air flow.”

NY Weightlifting Academy showed up in force and won both the Men’s & Women’s team trophies.  The official meet results are here.

Outstanding Masters Female:
1st  Roberta Mulder
2nd Jennifer Schaefer
3rd Amanda Petroccione

Outstanding Master Male:
1st  Ryan Hansen
2nd  Eric Cohen
3rd  Jerry Dunne

Outstanding Senior Female: Melissa Berke
Outstanding Senior Male: Evan Pounds
Outstanding Junior Female: Christa Vasile
Outstanding Junior Male: Jacob Senate
Outstanding Youth Female: Saorise Moler
Outstanding Youth Male: Andrew Smith

Many many thanks to everyone who helped with set up and breakdown – Brian Gaston, Chris Daley, Joe Croce, Anthony D’Amato – Platform, Mike Garofalo, Nick Charlemagne, CrossFit Peekskill, TriState Barbell

Lastly, we want to thank the event sponsors: No Matter What Apparel, DOCS Nutrition, and Barb’s Butchery who provided awesome food for the event.

Locomotive Crossfit & Cuppa Joe Weightlifting were proud to host the first of many more competitions as we look to grow weightlifting in our area.  Thank you to everyone who had even the smallest part in this.  See you on the platform.

2019 Hudson Valley Open – Registrations Closed!

We’re happy to report a spectacular showing for this inaugural competition.  Registrations are now closed.

Thank you for taking part in this historic competition – the first of many more!  We are fortunate to have many technical officials from local through international level.  We are looking to make this first competition a memorable and fun one.
This is a packed event so please look for your name in the start list with the official weigh in and lift times. Please note, a few lifters were moved up to an earlier session to accommodate the overall number of lifters.  We’re aiming to make things go as smoothly as possible.
Due to the large volume of expected lifters and supporters, we have secured additional parking about 200 meters up the road  – Herring Road is a private road and they are supporting this us by providing this access.  Please park there if necessary, just do not block the gravel or paved roads.
See you soon.