Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting comprises of 2 movements: the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. Bridgetown CrossFit and Barbell Club provides the highest quality coaching in the sport of weightlifting in the Portland area. All instruction in weightlifting is performed by either an USAW advanced level coach (Jay Tieder) or a national-level athlete (Erin (Zwier) Tieder). No other facility in the Portland area can claim a similar level of coaching expertise and over 10 years of national event experience.

Jay does private coaching and one-on-one sessions to discuss programming, trouble shoot problem areas, and how to improve technical mistakes. Jay@bridgetowncrossfit.com

We provide a periodic clinic in weightlifting technique for non-members, E-mail: Contact@BridgetownCrossFit.com for the next date.

Further evidence of our commitment to providing superior instruction in the sport of weightlifting is our distinction of being a satellite gym for the East Coast Gold weightlifting team, which is the largest weightlifting team in America. We are honored to be vetted by this prestigious organization and privileged to call some of the very best weightlifting athletes and coaches in the country our colleagues.

We are always looking to develop new athletes to lift for our team. East Coast Gold provides generous support and incentives for its national-level lifters. So, if you are serious about weightlifting competition, you will have access to one of the best support networks available for American lifters

All members of Bridgetown CrossFit and Barbell Club have the option to participate in full-time weightlifting training or combine weightlifting instruction with either CrossFit or CrossFit Football training. Additionally, we provide a periodic 3 hour workshop in weightlifting technique for non-members. Finally, we offer a select scholarship program for athletes interest in full commitment to the sport of weightlifting.

Contact us today about how you can get started! Contact@BridgetownCrossFit.com

National Juniors Live Link

February 24, 2017

USA Weightlifting Junior Nationals 2017

Lily will be competing today in the 58A Session on the White Platform at 2pm (PST)
Lily Junior Nationals 2016 Snatch 2nd Attempt
Link to White Platform Live Feed

Watch along and get loud! Lily is looking to improve on her 4th place finish last year with a 156kg total.

The top entry total of 175KG (385lb) belongs to Taylor Turner, a member of Florida Elite Weightlifting who trains with the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Program. At last year’s Junior National Championships, she was the runner up in this category with a 163KG (359lb) total. She totaled 175KG at the American Open in December where she placed 5th overall while competing in the B session.

Sydney Goad of Coffee’s Gym has the second highest entry total of 171KG (376lb). She is the daughter of Olympian Robin Goad and USA World Team member Dean Goad. At the age of 20, she has already represented the USA on 2 Youth world teams and 2 Junior World Teams. Last year she won a silver medal in the 53KG category at the Junior National Championships. At the American Open, she made the move up to the 58KG category, and the new weight category is already starting to show some results. In training, she has recently snatched 77KG (169lb) which represents a 4KG improvement since December.

The third highest entry belongs to Kaija Bramwell of Performance One Weightlifting with 168KG (369lb). Another lifter with international experience, she competed at the 2013 Youth World Championships and won a silver medal at the 2014 Youth Pan-American Championships. In 2014 she also won the Youth National Championships, and in 2015 she won an overall bronze medal at the American Open Championships. This will be another category that comes down to who has the most completed lifts.

Let’s go Lily!


Lily finished 3rd overall! Going into this competition with only 2 National level appearances she was able to step-up and put the pressure on. 

New Website for Weightlifting

January 25, 2017

Please Refer to the Steel Bridge Weightlifting website for updated weightlifting programming: https://www.steelbridgewlc.com/

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Week 11 Monday

January 23, 2017

Olympic Weightlifting Program Week 11 | Day 1 Jan 23, 2017 Snatch 55/2×3, 65/3, 70/2, 74/2, 78/4×2 Power Snatch + Snatch Balance 65/3+5, 70/2+4, 74/6×1+3 Back Squat or Yoke Squat 55/5, 65/4, 70/3, 75/2, 80/1, 85/3×4, 75/2×15 D1. One-Leg 45-Degree Back Extension: 4X8/8

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Week 10 Monday

January 23, 2017

Olympic Weightlifting Program Week 10 Day 1 Snatch 55/2×3 65/3 70/2 74/2 78/4×2 Power Snatch + Snatch Balance (% Snatch) 65/3+5 70/2+4 74/6x 1+3 Back Squat 55/5 65/4 70/3 75/2 80/1 85/3×4 75/2×15 D1. One Leg 45 Degree Back Ext: 4x 8/8 D2. Meadow’s Row: 4x 12/12

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Week 8 Wednesday

January 18, 2017

Olympic Weightlifting Program Week 8 Day 3 Clean from Blocks (% Clean) 55/2×3 65/3 70/3 75/3 80/6×3 Clean Deadlift + Clean Pull (% Clean) 80/6+4 85/5+3 90/4+2 95/3+2 100/2x 2+1 Clean Deadlift (% Clean) 105/3 105/2 105/4 105/2 Hang Power Clean; mid-thigh + Press build up to heavy 1 85/4×2 E1. Turkish Get-up: 5x 3/3 […]

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Week 8 Tuesday

January 17, 2017

Olympic Weightlifting Program Week 8 Day 2 Power Snatch + Snatch (% Snatch) 55/2x 3+2 65/3+2 70/2+1 74/2+1 78/2x 1+1 82/3x 1+1 Snatch Balance + Overhead Squat (% Snatch) 65/3+5 70/2+4 75/1+4 80/1+3 85/1+2 90/1+1 94/3x 1+1 Back Squat 55/5 65/4 70/3 75/2 80/1 85/4×4 70/30 D1. Kang Squat: 55/5, 60/4, 65/3, 70/2, 75/2×4 D2. […]

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Week 8 Monday

January 16, 2017

Olympic Weightlifting Program Week 8 Day 1 Hang Power Clean; mid-thigh + Push Press + Push Jerk build 85/3×2 Power Clean + Hang Clean; mid-thigh + Clean (% Clean) 65/3+2+1 70/1+2+1 74/1+2+1 78/1+1+1 82/2x 1+1+1 75/2+2+2 RDL + Clean Pull with hip Circle (% Clean) 80/7+3 85/6+2 90/3x 5+1 D1. Two Arm Dumbell/KB Push Press: […]

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