If you didn’t know we’ve got a pretty strong lady moving weight around Thermal these days. Jillian Seamon, aka “Strong Jill” will competing this weekend in Anaheim California, in the 2017 America Open. The American Open is a huge event, actually its the 2nd largest weight-lifting competition for American Athletes. So its kind of big deal when you know someone who’s doing it. In order to even show up, you need what is known as a, “qualifying total”. This means, that you have proven, in a legitimate sanctioned event, that you belong with the best. It means that you have lifted at least a minimum amount (which is really heavy even as a minimum) in a competition before. Once you qualify you get invited to show up and compete. A weight-lifting competition is different than a CrossFit Competition in almost every way. Jill will have to complete a single snatch rep and a single clean and jerk rep with only 3 attempts at each.
Jill’s session will air at 10pm eastern on Saturday night. Please follow our Facebook feed for updates and more information. I’d wish Jill good luck, but this isn’t a hand of cards – Go kick butt, Jill.