“I’m lovin’ this idea It’s only going to bring more exposure to weightlifting, and I think it’s going to be great for both sports.”
If anyone is skeptical about a CrossFit-USAW partnership, it isn’t Kendrick Farris.
Farris, who finished eighth in the 85-kg class at the Beijing Olympics, was on hand at the recent CrossFit-USAW Open in Colorado Springs, Colo., and he was impressed with the event and its participants. Also wearing a headset for the live broadcast was Coach Mike Burgener, whose son Casey and daughter-in-law Natalie are also elite lifters.
In this video shot during the 105-kg men’s class at the Open, Farris and Coach B join Tony Budding to talk about the event and analyze the technique of the competitors lifting on the platform.
For complete results, visit the USAW website.
Additional reading: Light Weight? by Mike Warkentin, published Oct. 2, 2010.