Minnesota LWC (Local Weightlifting Committee) has over 500 registered members. Please renew as soon as you get your renewal notice.


        Zach Krych was inducted into the Minnesota Weightlifting Hall of Fame as an athlete at the annual meeting last January. Chris Rousemiller was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a noteworthy contributor. The Hall of Fame Committee is recommending that Sean Kline be inducted in 2015 as athlete.


        There will be a Referee Clinic at Burnsville High School on January 3, 2015 from 9-11 AM. We are always searching for referees at our meets especially the high school events which sometimes now have two platforms running at two different venues on the same day. Please consider attending if none other than to learn the rules. There will be testing after to become a bona fide LWC official. Preview the Rule book found on the IWF site at www.iwf.net especially sections 2, 4, and 6.


        The 16th Minnesota High School Championships was held at Lakeville South High School March 8, 2014. Our biggest fan and benefactor, Pete Braginton, came through again with a $50 cash prize to all the varsity men and women state champions. Thank you Pete! Next year it will be held March 7, 2015 again at Lakeville South H.S.


        Team Minnesota had a womens and mens team at the National Juniors Jan 31 Ė Feb 2 in Aurora CO. The mens team won second place! Congratulations to all team members.Team members each received $150 in reimbursement money for representing Team Minnesota from the Minnesota High School Weightlifting Organization (MHSWO). We will have a 3 women, 7 men team going to Oklahoma City for the National Juniors Feb 2015.


        Minnesota had lifters at the National Youth Championships in Daytona Beach FL June 13-15. Team Minnesota 16-17 age group combined men and women sponsored by MHSWO won the first place Middleton Award of a cash prize of $1000!!


        Lifting at the National Championships July 18-20 in Salt Lake City UT was Natalie Johnson.


        At the University Nationals September 26-28in Albuquerque NM Natalie Johnson placed 4th.


        Lifting at the American Open Dec 12-14 in Washington DC was Natalie Johnson who won 4th place.


        William Meacham and Natalie Johnson will win the Minnesota Cup for 2014 and a cash reimbursement prize if used to go to a national event thanks to John Drewes. Second placers Uli Manzanillo and Kate Henry also win a cash prize.


        Youth National Championships come to Bloomington MN June 26-29, 2014! We are fortunate to have this National Event at our doorstep. Athletes get ready. We also will need lots of volunteers.


        Donít forget to keep checking the Minn High School and Minn LWC web pages by navigating from the Minn HS weightlifting web pages at www.mnweightlifting.org .


Annual Meeting, Referee Clinic, and Banquet

The Minnesota Local Weightlifting Committee will have its annual meeting at The Little Oven, 1786 Minnehaha Ave East, St Paul on January 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Ahead of the meeting will be a referee clinic at 2:30 PM for those that want to become LWC referees, for all current LWC referees to maintain proficiency and find out about any new rules changes, and for any others that are interested.

After the meeting at 6:00 PM there will be the banquet. The banquet is an Italian buffet for $20.00 and includes pop and coffee. Beer and wine is available and is extra. The banquet is also at The Little Oven. You must reserve your spot(s) by mailing your payment to me to attend the banquet. No late reservations or walk ins will be allowed. The deadline is Jan 27. Reserve with Roger Sadecki. The banquet will honor the 2014 Minnesota Cup winners, and the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees.


The agenda for the annual meeting is as follows:


Roll Call/Registration Report†††††††††††††††† Dan Foerster

Minutes of last annual meeting†† Neil Nelson

Treasurers Report†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kate Henry

Minnesota Cup/Records†††††††††††††††††††††† Roger Sadecki

Hall of Fame Report†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Phil Markert

Event Schedule/Other Bids

National Youth Champs in MN

Any other business



Schedule:†† The following is the latest local schedule:






Jan 17, 2015

Raider H.S. Open

Northfield H.S.

Dan Meyers

Jan 17, 2015

Rosemount H.S. Open

Rosemount H.S.

Brian Trussell

Jan 24, 2015

Arctic Barbell Throwdown

(meet filled)

Crossfit 1080,


Tyler Reiter

Jan 31, 2015

Annual meeting, Referee clinic, and Banquet

Little Oven, St Paul

Roger Sadecki

Feb 7

The Blaze H.S. Meet

Burnsville H.S.

Scott Sahli

Feb 21

Last Chance H.S. Meet

Caledonia H.S.

Eddie Hodges

Mar 7

State High School Champs

Lakeville South H.S.

Bob Currie

Mar 28

Minnesota LWC Champs

Eastview Rec, St Paul

Roger Sadecki

Jun 20

Star of the North Games



Oct 3

Minnesota Open


Nic Scudamore


Scott Safe††††††††††††††††††† 651-380-8797 scott@vsgmi.com†††††††††††††††††††

Jim Irwin††††††††† ††††††††††† jamesmirwin@yahoo.com†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

Brian Trussell††††††††††††††† brian.trussell@district196.org

Scott Sahli††††††††††††††††††† 612-360-7989scottsahli12@gmail.com

Bob Currie†††††††††††††††††† 952-412-3598 bob.currie@isd194.org

Eddie Hodges†††††††††††††† hodgese@rocketmail.com

Dan Meyers†††††††††††††††† dan.meyers@nfld.k12.mn.us

Nic Scudamore††††††††††† nscuda@gmail.com

Tyler Reiter††††††††††††††††† tyler@crossfit1080.com




Submitted by: Minn LWC President Roger Sadecki, 667 County Road C, Roseville MN 55113, 651-490-0310, 612-385-7809 (cell), email: sadecki667@aol.com