On Saturday, October 5th in Meridian, 47 athletes from all over the state of Idaho entered into the arena and competed in the Idaho State Championships held in the White Cloud Auditorium (the old DSC). The Idaho LWC awarded $1700 in cash to the top three (3) male and female athletes based on Sinclair. Elijah McCollough (109+KG) 148/165/313 out of Crown Barbell and Christie Goodrich (55KG) 64/76/140 of Boise Barbell walked away with 1st Place and $500. Elijah and Christie also took home Best Senior Male/Female Lifter honors. Elijah McCollough had a commanding performance today, qualifying for the 2019 American Open Finals this December in SLC and the 2020 National Championships in Chicago, IL.
Chris Uberuaga (89KG) 106/121/227 of Fireside Barbell and Courtney Yamada-Anderson (49KG) 56/72/128 of Crown Barbell took 2nd Place and earned $250 with 3rd Place going to Kevin Wexler (96KG) 125/150/275 of Verdant and Leah Noland (55KG) 65/76/141 of Fireside Barbell, $100. Chris Uberuaga and Nicki Bauer (64KG) 66/74/140 took home Best Male/Female Masters Lifters.
The Idaho LWC Board of Directors (Ben Bristow, Dan Fischer, and Alison Ruoff) vote each year post competition on one athlete to receive The Idaho LWC Champion Award. This is the athlete whose performance is inspiring and who embodies the spirit of what makes a great weightlifter. Courtney Yamada-Anderson was chosen as the 2019 recipient of our Champion Award and the LWC salutes all that she brings to the sport of weightlifting.
Men’s Team Champions - Fireside Elite Barbell Club
Women’s Team Champions - Fireside Elite Barbell Club
Top Male and Female Athletes
The top three male and female athletes in each weight class were awarded engraved medals.
49Kg - 1st Courtney Yamada-Anderson/2nd Amber Jones/3rd Caroline Merritt
55KG - 1st Leah Noland/2nd Christie Goodrich/3rd Raela Mink
59KG - 1st Shea Moyer/2nd Jennifer Wrazin/3rd Brenda Walden
64KG - 1st Nicki Bauer/2nd Leslie Esquivel
71KG - 1st Emily Brockett/2nd Kailee Wright/3rd Hannah George
76KG - 1st Jennifer Fields/2nd Adriann Romero
81KG - 1st Alex Behrend
87KG - 1st Brooke Ward/2nd Dalia Mellish/3rd Araeli Corona
+87KG - 1st Deb Hanscom/2nd Kelsey Schurr
67KG - 1st Derek Andreason
73KG - 1st Alec Hedlund/2nd Xzavier Perry
81KG - 1st James Petzke/2nd Jeff Templeton/3rd Kyle Young
89KG - 1st Jacob Cluff/2nd Chris Uberuaga/3rd James Penick
96KG - 1st Kevin Wexler/2nd Tyson Hymas/3rd Brandon Hill
102KG - 1st Daniel Turnbull
109KG - 1st David Church
+109KG - 1st Elijah McCollough/2nd Brandon Fischer/3rd Leon Samuels
For full results please click here . The Idaho LWC congratulates all of the athletes and coaches on a great meet today. As always, these competitions wouldn’t happen without the help of all our volunteers. Thank you for your support and giving of your time to the sport of weightlifting in Idaho.