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.