On Sunday April 11th, OWNZ attended the first LiveFit Festival as a feature partner. Attendees were taught about the sport and the Olympic lifts, and had the ability to attend technical workshops.
The day concluded with an invitational competition featuring a unique and fast-paced round-robin format. Some of New Zealand's top lifters, including Olympic hopefuls Megan Signal and Cameron McTaggart showcased the sport with an exciting display of big lifts. Following a points system, lifters were also competing for cash prizes. The afternoon ultimately belonged to the Junior Females, for whom the future looks very bright.
Congratulations to the Invitational Champions;
1st Place- Shelby Wells, Palmerston North Weightlifting Club
2nd Place- Medea Jones, Bay of Plenty Barbell
3rd Place- Miniah Summerell, Nation Barbell Club
Thank you to Gabby Peach and Functional Strength Olympic for their management of the event, and along with the Solid Strength Equipment, providing the necessary equipment to allow this event to take place. Thank you to the athletes in attendance, and all those volunteers who gave up their time to assist.