Taner Sagir might not be there, but here's your chance to see some good weightlifters and maybe hoist a couple of heavy ones yourself: Freddie Myles, of Myles Ahead Fitness, is hosting the 2nd Annual Redwood Empire Weightlifting Championships in Cotati, California, on July 19 and you still have a few more days to register if you want to lift.
Turkey's Taner Sagir, the defending 77-kg Olympic weightlifting champion, shown attempting a 197-kg clean and jerk at the 2008 Europeans Weightlifting Championships, gives you an idea of what the sport of weightlifting is about: pulling hard and moving fast are just the beginning. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
Why feel that you've got to lift indoors or have a meet with no spectators? Myles doesn't think that way, so the Redwood Empire Weightlifting Championships shape up quite differently.
"We hold this meet in La Plaza Park on the main street in Cotati, a happening little town between Petaluma and Rohnert Park. We will be lifting on a covered stage, and like last year, we will be serving burgers and beer, and all sorts of other goodies. The park is so visible to the public that last year we attracted a full crowd all day long."
Here are the entry form and flyer for all the details.