Elite Athletes Learn Skills at Rogue Headquarters

Aug. 04, 2017, 2:43 p.m. (ET)

USAW Technical Director Pyrros Dimas watching Team USA Athlete Michael Cohen at Rogue Fitness headquarters during Elite Athlete Camp in Columbus.


Some of the best Olympic weightlifting athletes in the United States spent two weeks learning from the best coaches in the sport during Youth & Junior Elite Training Camps at Rogue Fitness' Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. 

Led by USA Weightlifting Technical Director and 3-time Olympic Champion Pyrros Dimas and USAW Assistant Technical Director, and coach of 2000 Olympic Champion Tara Nott Cunningham, Mike Gattone, the athletes honed in on developing their techniques and learning new skills to help propel them to success on the platform. 

"This camp definitely improved my pull in my snatch and staying over the bar in both lifts," Emma Nye (48kg, unattached) said. 

"I came to the camp to get experienced coaches and athletes to give their input on my technique and training," Marcos Bribiesca (+105kg, Panhandle Power) said. "With the knowledge given to me by Pyrros, Mike and the other athletes and coaches that assisted me, I feel more confident in my training."

Using state-of-the-art equipment provided by our Official Equipment Manufacturer, Rogue Fitness, participants received specialized attention to their technique.

"I think being under the eye of others allows for different technical flaws to be brought to the surface," Juliette Chang Fane (63kg, Florida Elite) said. "This will benefit my weightlifting career because I can transfer good technique to my heavier lifts."

The skills learned in Columbus will help carry the athletes to greater successes in the immediate future and beyond.

"The most impactful piece of knowledge was given to me by Pyrros who said, 'train and work on your technique. Then the kilos will come,'" Bribiesca said.