Four athletes recently represented the Athletic Lab Weightlifting Team at the USA Weightlifting American Open Series 1 event. The event took place as part of at the Arnold Classic Sports Festival in Columbus, OH. The meet is one of the largest and most important on the USA Weightlifting competition calendar. 
Masters athlete Matt Konar qualified for the IWF Master’s World Championship. He swept gold in the M45 73kg category with a total of 185 kg. Haley Seaton totaled 136 kg for a personal best meet total. Irena Rindos competed in her first national meet and totaled 125 kg. Karl Hamlin totaled 203 kg including a personal best in the clean & jerk.