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The purpose of the Illinois Local Weightlifting Committee shall be to promote the sport of Olympic Weightlifting in the US State of Illinois. The methods of said promotion shall be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors for Illinois LWC (“the Board”) but shall at all times include:

The Illinois State Championship meet will be held October 30-31, 2021 in conjunction with the Mid-American Championships. Residents of the state of Illinois will be eligible for Illinois State Championship awards. Any participant will be eligible Mid-American Championship medals. Participants will register once but, if applicable, will be eligible for medals for both events. Entries will be strictly capped at 120 lifters and a wait list will be maintained as needed. Registration will open early August 02 2021 and close October 04 2021.

The Illinois LWC owns a set of Eleiko competition certified barbells (15kg & 20kg), kilogram bumpers ( 4 25kg, 2 20kg, 2 15kg, and 2 10kg discs ), a set of kilogram change plates, competition collars, a 5kg barbell, a set of 2.5 / 5kg technique plates, a set of referee flags and a certified scale for weigh ins that are available to clubs to rent for $100 for the set. We also own a full size wooden competition platform available to rent for an additional $100 for any Illinois competition. Please contact Gwen for more information or if you want to rent any of our equipment.

The Team

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Gwen Chamberlin

Role: LWC President
Email: gsc4@mail.com

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Tom Sroka

Role: LWC Director
Email: tom@thestrengthagenda.com

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Open Director Position

Role: LWC Director

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Laura Bright

Role: LWC Director
Email: lbright13@gmail.com

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Aniceto Ruiz

Role: LWC Elite Athlete Rep
Email: aruiz0221@gmail.com

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