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Post-Nationals Social Media Status Generator

Congratulations! If you are reading this, odds are you survived the 2015 USAW Nationals (relatively) unscathed. Trust me, this was no easy task, what with the 100-degree heat and the conflicted emotions of watching a 15-year-old kid clean and jerk more … Continue reading

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Kashirina takes all the records; the banquet to end all festivities…

Aaawww, Mama, Can This Really Be the End? How can it be? How is it that another World Championships has come and gone, seemingly in the blink of an eye? Staying awake long enough for terminal psychosis to nearly set … Continue reading

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Rumblings in Almaty; the training hall…

The ravages of sleep deprivation, which have driven me to the very edges of sanity, call for only a short update at the moment. I fear if I go to long my normally brilliant intelligible mutterings will devolve into total gibberish, … Continue reading

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The fabulous Grand Ai Ser hotel; training and the venue…

Cripes! Day one of my Kazakh adventure was a blur, most of which I passed in a sort of fugue state. I attribute this to a number of factors: twenty four hours of travel, a twelve-hour time change, falling asleep to … Continue reading

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The 2014 Worlds? A mysterious phone call from Mr Lu…

KAZAKHSTAN! Can it really be? Is it true that another World Championships have arrived? Ye gods where does the time go?! I nearly missed the entire affair, were it not for a phone call early this morning. The caller was … Continue reading

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