Otero Junior College

OJC Press Release ID: 2136

Monday, July 21, 2014

Chaos Weightlifting Club offered at OJC
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Members of Chaos Weightlifting Club (CWC) in Pueblo West work on their form. CWC will be partnering with the Otero Junior College Fitness Center to bring the USA Weightlifting-sanctioned club to youth and adults in the Arkansas Valley. For more information on CWC, contact Kurt Long at 719-384-6919 or kurt.long@ojc.edu .

The Otero Junior College Fitness Center now offers the sport of weightlifting for OJC students and area youth. Chaos Weightlifting Club (CWC), a USA Weightlifting-sanctioned club based out of Commit and Conquer in Pueblo West, will be partnering with OJC to extend CWC to the Arkansas Valley.

CWC, which specializes in training youth athletes, has built a team that consists of numerous athletes from youth to adults and would like to add competitors from the Arkansas Valley. 

CWC is coached by certified coaches Kurt Long, Dustin Holman and Cory Sullivan who are competitive weightlifters committed to the sport of weightlifting.  Long is a USAW-L1SP; has NASM-PES (National Academy of Sports Medicine-Performance Enhancement Specialist) certification; and has a master’s degree in exercise science.  Holman is a USAW-L1SP and NSCA-CSCS and has a master’s degree in exercise science. Sullivan is a USAW-L1SP and has a master’s degree in exercise science. Long, who is also the OJC Fitness Center director, will be leading the athletes of CWC at OJC as the primary coach.

“I am excited to expand Chaos Weightlifting Club to our facility here at OJC. I have been part of CWC in Pueblo West for over a year now and it is amazing to see the results, excitement and confidence this sport offers these young kids,” said Long.

“This will be a great opportunity for youth in our community to participate in an individualized sport that offers so many wonderful health benefits.  With well-designed training programs and professionally coached technique, club members will see results in strength and explosive power; bodyweight control that produces lean, functional bodies; and increased flexibility, speed, balance and coordination,” Long added.

CWC competitors train specifically to master and gain strength in two exercises, the “snatch” and the “clean and jerk,” so they can compete in sanctioned weightlifting events. In addition to the ability to compete in the sport of weightlifting, participants will be able to use weightlifting as a base for sport strength and conditioning that will enhance performance in all sports.

CWC is open to boys and girls ages 7 years and up.  Adults are also encouraged to join.  Rates for the club are $45 per month for 2 one-hour sessions per week or $30 per month for 1 one-hour session per week. The first session is free.  Club members must also register as members of USA Weightlifting for a membership fee that ranges from $40-$65 per year depending upon the age of the participant. 

“We are hoping to get started by August 1 or as soon as we get a group registered,” said Long. “Participation is on a month to month basis and new members will be welcome to join at any time.”

Session times and days will be determined once an initial group is formed.

For more information about Chaos Weightlifting Club at OJC, contact Kurt Long at 719-384-6916 or Kurt.Long@ojc.edu .



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