The Role of a Weightlifting Coach, Ep 10 (Podcast)
These three icons of the sport have paved the way for the weightlifting coach of today. Through trial, error, and experience, they have not only set the standards but more than that, they have carved out the role of what a weightlifting coach should be.
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Meet our panel of experts:
- Bob Takano - Inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2007, Bob has coached four national champions, two national record holders, two Pan American champions, and an Olympian. He is on the teaching staff for the USAW Weightlifting Coaching Education program.
- Greg Everett - Owner of Catalyst Athletics, head coach of the Catalyst Athletics weightlifting team, publisher of The Performance Menu, author of the books Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches and Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, and the director and writer of the documentary American Weightlifting.
- Ursula Garza Papandrea - Two-time senior national champion, two-time Olympic Festival champion, five-time world team member, and former record holder in both snatch and clean and jerk. She is the first and only woman to attain USA Weightlifting’s highest coaching level, Senior International Coach, which she earned back in 2003. She has been part of the CrossFit Weightlifting Certification Staff since 2009.