Support Rachel Goose on her way to Weightlifting Nationals

Aug 4th, 2015

Category: CrossFit

Support Rachel Goose on her way to Weightlifting Nationals

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Hi Guys!  Many of you maybe wondering what happened to that other Goose at Southie the last few months?  Some of you may/may not have noticed I was also not present on the Regionals Team this year as well.  In addition to coaching part-time, and working out with the toasties this year- I had made it a goal to get stronger and get my oly numbers up in formal meets.  
 
Since I started cf, I have entered Oly meets on my own to challenge myself with my lifts; and had won/qualified in a number of meets even previous nationals…however without a formal club or coach  so I was unable to attend.  Like Crossfit HQ, the USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Championship qualifying totals were increased this year.  After the Open, I wanted to see if I could hit the total and entered a meet in RI having  won my weight class but falling short of qualifying by only 6 kilos.   That lit a new fire for me…
 
I was I decided to try to split my time, and train with an Oly coach outside of Southie.    After training for the last few months, last month I qualified to head to Dallas, TX in August 13-16th to compete with the best of the best 🙂  The meet also qualified me to compete in Reno, NV next December  in the American Open.
 
It’s been an awesome learning experience, with new training schedules, techniques, training partners, and structured workouts- think 2.5 hours on one platform where your told please don’t lift too fast, and sit down in that chair after 2-3 reps….so why I’m writing this other than to fill in those who’ve missed my quick wit at the box?   Ace Athletic Apparel has helped to sponsor Hyatt, Tina-Mo, and myself over the last year or two in some competitions.  For Nationals, they’ve provided me with some great gear (tanks, headbands, t-shirts, hats…) to sell to assist with some of my travel/registration expenses for Dallas.  I would get eternally grateful for any support you could provide to assist in the costs to compete in Dallas, and helping me achieve my goal.

This years Nationals meet  will have 450 athletes (along with 419 Masters World Cup athletes​- next challenge Bob?​).​ ​The start list includes ​the new Pan American Games Champion, Kendrick Farris and Silver Medalist, Norik​ ​Vardanian. ​ ​​​Alongside 2 ​other ​​m​edal winners ​at Pan Ams,​ ​ 3 US Olympians, American Record holders, National Champions, World Team Members alongside a host of athletes up to and including Olympic Trials,  NCAA D1 and CrossFit Games level in their previous sport.  ​Other star ​l​ifters will be Morghan King, Geralee Vega, Mattie Rogers, Ariel Stephens, Allie Henry, James Tatum, Travis Cooper, Jared Fleming, David Garcia, Donny Shankle, Caine Wilkes​, Christmas Abbott, Sarabeth Phillips, and Gretchen Kittelberger​.​

For those of you interested in watching the entire USA Weightlifting National Championships will be webcast live and free on USAWeightlifting.org (The exact link will be distributed the week of the competition).  I’m scheduled to lift on Saturday morning, August 15 from 7-9 am.
 
Thank you all again for your help!   Goose/Amy will have an area set up by the front desk to check out some gear and/or contribute.     My heat will start lifting at 9 am in Dallas but 10 a.m. (EST) on Saturday August 15th.  Streaming on the USAW website, for those that would like to follow along.
Cheers and many thanks!  
Rachel Goose Oly National Fund
$20 – T-shirts/3/4 spandex
$10 – Wool- hats
$5 – Socks
$15 – Tanks
$10 – Snap-back hat
$15 – Reebok Shorts
$1 – Large Dork stickers
$.25 – Small Dork sticker
$3 – Head bands
~ Rachel Goose 

Strength
1. Press
2-2-1-1-1
2. Push-press
2-2-2-2

WOD
14 Minute AMRAP
7 Deadlifts (275,185)
14 Toes to Bar
21 Double Unders

Level 3- (225,155)
Level 2 (185,115), 10 Double Unders
Level 1 (135,95), 10 Attempts
ADV- 315,205

Conditioning Class: WOD
Every 2:30 for 8 Rounds
Parking Lot Suicide Sprint
*Use lines in BCBS parking lot

Conditioning Class: Core
2 Rounds
:45 on, :15 off
– Plank Ups
– Hollow Rocks
– Bicycle Abs
– Supermans

DISCUSSION 17 Comments

  1. Rachel 'Goose' 08/10/2015 at 2:43 pm

    Hi guys for those who want to tune in the meet link was just posted & National Championships will be available live/free at USAWeightlifting.org/LIVE
    My Heat starts @10 am EST, [7/ Red/ W69kg B]. The Actual Webcast will go live during the event. Thank you all again for all your support!

  2. KA 08/06/2015 at 7:27 pm

    Strict press: 110#; tied previous PR
    Push press: 140#
    Wod: 5 + 5 @ ADV (205#)

  3. Brian M. Maser 08/05/2015 at 1:36 pm

    Strict Press: 145
    Push Press: 195
    WOD: 5+8 (185# DL)

  4. Ryan Gould 08/05/2015 at 2:34 am

    Strict Press: 125×1
    Push Press: 155×2 (1 failed attempt at 165)
    WOD: 3+26 L3 (dubs were killing me…tried them post WOD and they were fine, all in the head)

  5. Sam Gifford 08/05/2015 at 1:02 am

    Hatch Squats
    Strict Press: 215 (Failed PR attempt at 230)
    Push Press: 245X2, 265X1
    WOD: 6 + 38 Rx

  6. Michael Byrnes 08/05/2015 at 12:56 am

    Press: 175# x1
    PP: 225# x2
    WOD: 5+1 Rx

  7. Trevor Crean 08/05/2015 at 12:55 am

    Press: 115# (need to work on these)
    Push Press: 145#
    WOD: 6+3 @245#.

  8. jason barrow 08/05/2015 at 12:49 am

    Press: 135×1
    Push Press: 155×2
    WOD: 4+16 L3
    Shook that I was going to rip my hands, didn’t.

  9. Brendan Cottam 08/05/2015 at 12:07 am

    Press – 160
    Push press – 185
    WOD – 6+1 rx

    Many thanks to Chuck for showing the 630 pm some super helpful shoulder exercises!

  10. KB 08/04/2015 at 5:13 pm

    Under the watchful eye of Andrea – Hip extensions & pull ups then circuit of
    seated weighted press, weighted plank& ring push ups followed by
    Weighted sled pull and push.

  11. Petra 08/04/2015 at 2:47 pm

    Press: 90#

    Push press: 110#
    WOD: 6+7 L3

  12. Marc Piccuirro 08/04/2015 at 2:44 pm

    Strict press: 150 is a 5lb PR
    Push press: 215×2
    WOD: 6+21 Rx

  13. Jule 08/04/2015 at 2:23 pm

    SP: 130
    PP: 165
    WOD: 5+7 @ 225# w/ GHDs

  14. Nick Alonso 08/04/2015 at 2:06 pm

    SP: 145
    PP: 175
    WOD: 5+14 RX

  15. Eddy 08/04/2015 at 1:57 pm

    SP: 125
    PP: 175
    WOD: 5+7 @ 245#

  16. Arik Pogrebinsky 08/04/2015 at 1:06 pm

    SP: 145 x 2
    PP: 215 x 2
    WOD: 6 Rounds at 185

  17. Morgan 08/04/2015 at 12:06 pm

    Strict press: 115×1. Failed 120 which would have been a pr
    Push press: 160×2. I thought this was 170 but then realized I counted wrong. The worst!
    Wod: 6+17 rx
    Post wod ghd, planks and ab roll outs