That’s the host city for the 2015 USA Weightlifting National Championships happening August 13-16. But the country’s top Olympic lifters know it’s not simply about the destination, it’s about the journey.
Team GR3EN Athlete and TNG Owner Mike Vaccaro is proud to get another crack at the podium on a national platform, saying “This nationals I am just looking to go out and have fun. I want to make as many lifts as I can and increase my total.”
Right now, Mike’s current PRs are Snatch- 110kg (242lbs) and Clean and jerk- 130kg (285lbs). He will compete in the 69kg class. He has been preparing for Nationals one day at a time. He sums up his journey and expectations this way, “In this sport there are a lot of ups and downs, but I am just trusting in my coaches Vernon Patao and Frank Tam.”
It’s a homecoming for Mike. The Hawaii Oly lifter was born and raised in Dallas. An estimated 225 athletes and 150 coaches will participate in the USA Weightlifting National Championships. We’ll be sending our aloha to Mike as he steps onto the podium for his first lift Friday morning.
You can watch the action streaming live at USAWeightlifting.org/LIVE
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