12 Articles by Dresdin Archibald - Weightlifter, Accountant, and International Referee
Dresdin Archibald (pictured below) is a 63-year-old accountant from Canada. He started weight training in 1963 at age fourteen, moving over to the Olympic lifts in 1966, and continues training to this day. In his early days, he also did a bit of powerlifting, marking his 46th birthday with a 300kg squat.
Dresdin has been an international referee since 1970. He is still very active, producing a Referee’s Manual every Olympiad. He has officiated at the Commonwealth Games, helped organize international level competitions, and served on the Canadian Olympic Committee.
This unparalleled experience allows Dresdin to make brilliant observations and comparisons across many aspects of weightlifting. Coupled with his analytical background and his time within the lifting game, we are presented with his unique perspective on weightlifting and strength sports. Here are twelve of Dresdin’s articles to educate and fascinate you.