This is definitely a top 3 moment in my life. 380# (172kg) Snatch while my Iron Brethren cheer me on and chant "U.S.A." AND, yes, that's a gold plated, Eleiko, competition bar! Dave had just concluded a story of his journey and explanation of our aspirations in the Iron game. I had been snatching in the background throughout our time on stage, working up as I usually do. We would stop for a brief moment for some attempts and he would talk through others. Finally he paused, giving me everyone's full attention for one final attempt. I could feel the energy moving throughout the crowd and back to me as they cheered. I am setting up and I here Dave's voice as he says one slow and steady U.S.A. The room immediately ignited. Everyone there helped me make that lift. I will remember this feeling for the rest of my life. I hope we were able to impact those in attendance as much as the crowd and the other speakers impacted me. Bert and Pops Sorin, thank you for this moment. Thank you for this weekend. @Sorinex @cal_strength #weightlifting #themovement #american105 ••••
If this doesn't give you goosebumps, you're not breathing.
Team USA lifter @weskitts22 hits 380 on snatch on one of two gold-plated Eleiko barbells ever produced. BEAST. BeLegendary lived out at #SummerStrong10 #TeamUSA