La Vernia weightlifting club competes in Daytona Beach
Members of the La Vernia Weightlifting Club who made the trip to Florida for a national competition gather for a team photo. Team members include (l-r) Travis Puhlmann, Shelby Rodriguez, Brandon Floores, Matthew Montgomery, and Anthony Trevino.
Olympic weightlifting has been an official sport in Olympic competition since the late 1800s. Despite its storied history, though, it is somewhat unknown to most of the population. Many people are more familiar with powerlifting, which consists of the bench press, squat, and dead lift. Olympic weightlifting, however, consists of two lifts -- the snatch and the clean and jerk. . . .
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