One of the most exciting sets at the 2013 West Coast Kettlebell Sport Classic was the snatch attempts performed by Melissa Swanson and Misty Shearer.
These are their stats:
Master of Sport World Class in 22kg Snatch (65/72) performed by Melissa Swanson of Ice Chamber Kettlebell Team – USA.
Master of Sport in 20kg Snatch (70/70) performed by Misty Shearer of Foundry Athletic Training Team – CAN.
Valery, along with Catherine Imes, will be at the Ice Chamber next Saturday for the West Coast WKC Coach Certification. For those of you interested, please be sure to complete your Fitness Trainer License prerequisite on Friday, September 24th at 12pm. We look forward to seeing you all.
IC Kettlebell Members:Â Please note that Kettlebell Lifting class will be cancelled on Saturday, September 24th.Â Â The make-up class will be this Thursday,Â September 23rd, at 6:30pm.Â Â Core class on Thursday nightÂ will run concurrently.
IC Core Members:Â We will be running the Sandbag Mile on Saturday, September 24th.Â Please meet in the parking lot promptlyÂ at 10am.
All other classes are NOT affected by these scheduled changes.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to train with Honored Master of Sport, Valery Fedorenko, America’s 1st Master of Sport, Catherine Imes, and Masters of Sport Ice Chamber Kettlebell Team, all under one roof at the WKC San Francisco Coach Certification!
Date: September 25-26, 2010
Location: Ice Chamber Athletic Performance Training
This is the only West Coast Coach Certification in 2010.
Due to popular demand, the Ice Chamber Kettlebell Team will be hosting another WKC Fitness Trainer Certification on September 24th, in anticipation of Valery Fedorenko’s visit to the SF Bay Area on September 25th.
This course is the prerequisite for the WKC Coach Certification at the Ice Chamber on September 25-26th.
The women of the IC are always up for a challenge.Â We are so proud of each lifter for their unique ability to work, play, and win at the World Kettlebell Lifting Championship in Chicago.Â You ladies continue to display such grace and power through technique — Congratulations!
Here are results in each respective weight class:
Sam – Gold – 12kg Biathlon
Karen – Gold – 12kg Biathlon
Maya – Gold – 20kg Biathlon
Surya – Silver – 20kg Biathlon
Sara – Gold – 24kg Long Cycle
This competition had by far the highest concentration of advanced kettlebell lifters on U.S. soil.Â We want to congratulate every athlete that qualified and competed to make this one of the best events to date.
Surya taking the 20kg Jerk to new heights.
Maya – still the top 53kg lifter in the U.S.
Sara, considered by many insiders as the top female Long Cycle lifter in the country, delivers yet another MS performance and competition PR.
Sam takes the snatch by storm, going the full 10 minutes to earn 162 repsÂ – in her first competition!
And finally, our hero, Karen stole the hearts of everyone by becoming the WKC’s 1st National Champion in the Senior Women Division.
Special Congrats to Emily Friedel for earning MS in Biathlon, Cate Imes for producing yet another Master of Sport in Emily Friedel; C-Duff and the Lockout Team for their amazing performances, and Team Croatia for displaying some wicked sick lifting this weekend.
Seven powerful ladies of the WKC: Ivana - CMS, Surya - MS, Lorna - MS, Svetlana - MSWC, Maya - MS, Sara - MS, and Emily - MS.
Henry, Nenad, and Will all closing in on CMS.
Team Croatia with big hearts and delivering big numbers!
Both Scott and C-Duff of Team Lockout gave breath taking performances.
Ivana, ever so close to MS!
Eric St. Onge achieved MS numbers in Jerk.
Cate Imes going for S-32 Rank.
Andy staying focused with S-60 rank, a.k.a. Long Cycle with the 132 lb KB!
Rest period after Sara's set.
Dalibar housing the 24s despite his recent back injury.
Valery Fedorenko does 116 reps of OALC using the 40kg bell in 10 minutes. Even though he is switching hands on the minute, that’s still roughly 12 rpm.Â Extremely difficult to accomplish at any weight class.
The Topic of Winning!
Tuesday, July 20th at 6:30pm.
Come hear our hometown Olympian, Sayaka, discuss her mental strategies for winning! The is open to any current IC member interested in exploring the mind body connection in sports and the competition field.
“…Hanging over the gymâ€™s only clock in the center of the kettlebell room directly across from four wooden platforms is a banner printed on an old roll of computer paper.Â In faded Russian red letters, it reads: I Am Champion.Â Fedor pointed to it right away and then brought his index finger to his forehead with more to say about it.Â â€œThis is not about arrogance,â€ Valery began to translate, â€œThis is about using your mind and believing in yourself.Â You must be the one to think you are a champion in order to become one,â€ Fedor wisely advised…” READ MORE
Here is a wonderfully informativeÂ interview Maya conducted with our great friend Catherine Imes.Â In her most extensive interview to date,Â Cate discusses the importance of proper lifting and fixation, coaching perspectives, and… her favorite T-Shirt.Â This is a must-read for both enthusiasts and competitors alike.Â Enjoy!