With the 2014 American Open only four sleeps away, I thought I’d take the opportunity to lay out the schedule so you guys can follow your favorite Outlaw Barbell lifters from home. Here’s the actual session schedule, and I’ll go ahead and list everyone and their times below.
Our women’s team has at least one lifter in every A session, with the exception of the 75+. Here’s the women’s team in order of session times (men coming tomorrow)…
Friday – 1:30PM: 58B – Candice Bellocchio. This is Candice’s first national meet, and she played college basketball with OBB teammate, Nicole Capurso, at Hofstra.
Friday – 3:30PM: 48A – Ricklynn Long. Riki is our first 48kg lifter, and is the better half of Team Outlaw athlete, Daniel Tyminski. Oh, btw, she’s also trying to make them what may be the first national podium/games athlete couple.
Friday – 5:30PM: 53A – Shantai Dickerson. Yes, this is a big one. She totaled 170kg as a 58kg at Nationals, and has been improving, while dropping a weight class, ever since. An international team should be in play.
Saturday – 11:30AM: 58A – Jessica Schulz. Jessica, who finished tied for 4th in the North Central region last May, will be making her first appearance as a 58, but is coming off a new meet PR total last month.
Saturday – 11:30AM: 58A – Cait Lucas. This will also be Cait’s first meet as a 58. She may have some of the prettiest technique of the entire meet, and angels have been heard singing when she snatches.
Saturday – 1:30PM: 63A – Nicole Capurso. To say that Nicole has gotten better since the last AO is a fairly gigantic understatement. 22kg on her total, and a legit shot to reach the podium should show how far she’s come.
Saturday – 4:00PM: 69A – National Champion, Cassidy Duffield. The Queen has added 10kg to her total since her win at Nationals, and will be looking to qualify for an international team on the AO platform.
Sunday – 11:00AM: 75A – Laura Schatz. The team title could be riding squarely on the shoulders of OBB’s ginger windsock. Good news is Laura is one of the most laid back people on earth, and she’s made for the job.
1) 5X1 High Pull (from floor) + Hang Snatch (power position) – work to a max complex for the session (no more than 5 heavy attempts), rest as needed
2) 5X1 Hang Clean (power position) + Front Squat + Jerk – work to a max complex for the session (no more than 5 heavy attempts), rest as needed
3XME UB Cleans (full squat – from the floor) @ 85% (of max Clean) – rest 2:00
1a) 5X2 Paused Clean Pulls (3 count pause at knee) – heaviest possible, rest 90 sec.
1b) 5X2 Push Press + Hold (3 count lockout hold overhead) – heaviest possible, rest 90 sec.
5 rounds for time of:
30′ HS Walk
12 Thrusters 115/75#
9 Hang Power Snatches 115/75#