- Upper School
On Saturday, January 28, Mr. Miller and Mr. Basiura traveled with the Malvern Weightlifting Club to compete in the Frank Spellman Classic at Garage Strength Gym in Fleetwood, PA.
A weightlifting competition consists of two events the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk. Weightlifting is sometimes referred to as Olympic Weightlifting because it is the only barbell sport that takes place at the Olympic Games. The object of the sport is to take a loaded barbell from the floor to overhead in a technically proficient manner. The Snatch requires the lifter to take the bar overhead in one motion from the floor, while the Clean & Jerk requires the lifter to take the bar from the floor to the shoulders, and then after a slight pause, driven overhead to a locked-out arm position. Three attempts of each lift are provided to the competitors. The lifter with the highest combined total for both lifts is the winner.
We are excited that Malvern had four student-athletes take to the platform.
- Kurtis Leopold '26 successfully completed 4 of 6 lifts totaling 111kg. His best Snatch was 46kg and his best Clean & Jerk was 65kg.
- Neil Morrison '24 completed 5 of 6 lifts totaling 120kg. His best Snatch was 50kg and his best Clean & Jerk was 70kg.
- Cash Ogborn '26 completed 6 of 6 lifts totaling 125kg. His best Snatch was 53kg and his best Clean & Jerk was 72kg. Cash also hit the Youth National Meet Qualifying mark for his age group and weight class!
- Orazio Nastase '25 completed 6 of 6 lifts totaling 150kg. His best Snatch was 65kg and his best Clean & Jerk was 85kg.
Congratulations to the Malvern Weightlifting Club!