Oklahoma Weightlifting Committee Elections

So the OK LWC has been hastily forced into an election held by USAW.  We were not consulted at all in this process but it’s happening, regardless.  If you are an active USAW member, you should have gotten an email with a link to the voting website.  If you did not, check your spam folder.  If you still can’t find the email, contact Carissa Gump at usaw@usaweightlifting.com.  The email contains a special voting key so I can’t link you to the website.  You must be given one from USAW.  The election runs from June 15th to June 22nd.

If you do decide to vote, and I encourage you to do so, I hope you will think favorably of me as you evaluate the candidates.

I started Olympic Weightlifting about 7 years ago.  At that time, there were no meets being held in our state and the OK LWC was a defunct organization.  In 2011, Jeremy Rutledge and I took it upon ourselves to revive the organization and foster a thriving weightlifting community in Oklahoma.

Next month we’ll be hosting our 5th State Championships at the Cox Convention Center.  In February, the LWC ran a weightlifting booth in conjunction with the Bart and Nadia Sports Convention for the third year in a row.  Last year we hosted the USAW Junior National Championships at that very same convention.

My role in the LWC thus far has been very detail oriented.  I drafted the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the organization.  I maintain our state records and archive all meet results.  For our state meets and other larger events I manage virtually all aspects of administration from setting up registration to paying for the trophies and everything in between.

As I look back at where we started from where we are now, I am very pleased with the progress we’ve made.  However, there are still goals I want to accomplish with this organization.  So I would appreciate your continued support for me as the vice-president of the Oklahoma Local Weightlifting Committee.