Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Jeff Wittmer sets PRs at Pan Ams

St. Louisan Jeff Wittmer finished 5th yesterday in the extremely competitive 94 kg weight class at the Pan Am Games. Jeff had a 10 kg PR total of 355 kg (158 kg snatch and 197 kg C & J).

Now, he's still 30-40 kg behind the truly elite of his class in the world, but this performance represents a real break-through for Jeff. Anyone who can go 5/6 and hit personal records in both lifts, at a major international meet, should be proud. And this performance makes Jeff a real contender for one of the 4 coveted spots on the 2008 Olympic team.

I believe Jeff is 23 (a graduate of Hazelwood East High School) and currently trains in Springfield, MO while he attends Missouri State University. It seems like he is finally getting his weight up to the full 94 kg, something he's struggled with over the last few years.

Jeff's father and coach, Mike Wittmer, is a chiropractor in St. Louis and a former lifter himself.

1 comment:

Ellyn said...

Way to go Jeff - some impressive work!! Keep on - keepin' on! Thanks for the great updates Trac!