USOEC hosting intrasquad weightlifting meet Monday

MARQUETTE – U.S. Olympic Education Center weightlifters will hold an intrasquad meet from 4-8 p.m. Monday in the Superior Dome. The public is invited and there is no admission.

This meet gives athletes a chance to compete in preparation for the University Nationals to be held April 4-7 in Johnson City, Tenn.

USOEC weightlifting coach Vance Newgard planned the event to keep his squad’s competition skills sharp.

“In our sport there is a lot of time between events,” Newgard said. “Home meets give the athletes a feel for competing. It also gives me a chance to work with them in an event atmosphere and see how they are progressing.”

Members of the Northern Michigan University weightlifting club will also be lifting.

“We also have some club athletes who are close to qualifying for the National Youth Championships in June and this will give them another chance to do that,” Newgard said.