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Jane Higgins and Carl Wallin

 Jane Higgins with World Championship first place medal and best lifter award

2019 IWF World Master Championship Olympic Lifting Meet

Montreal Olympic Park
Centre Pierre Charbonneau 
Montreal, Canada

8/16/2019 - 8/24/2019

 Jane Higgins, age 70, competed in the women 49K weight division.

World record Results:

    ·         Snatch- 28k

    ·         Clean & Jerk 38k

Joe and I left Lebanon on Wed, Aug.14th, heading to Montreal and the World Masters Weightlifting Championships. I was going with high hopes and greater expectations. I was going with one goal in mind—to break the existing and set the new world records. Earlier in June, I had been to the Pan American Masters meet in Orlando, FL and, it was upon returning home, that a seed was planted in my mind. I had already been accepted into the invitation-only Worlds’ meet, but, at that point in time, I just wanted to go to experience a world meet (a rarity for most people), and get an awesome t-shirt.

With that seed planted, I was all in. There was one snag, though- I would have to compete in a lower weight class (49k, not my usual 55k). This meant I needed to lose at least 4lbs, which is harder than one might think when you are 112lbs. For 2 months I followed a diet with the right percentages of protein, carbs, and fat. Curiously, when you really want something, it’s not so hard. You just do it.

Meet day finally arrived on Friday. At weigh-in, which occurs 2 hours before the lifting begins, I came in at 48.65k. Whew, I made it! One box checked…on to the next.

My anxiety level was sky high. Warm ups felt heavy and I couldn’t control my nerves. When my name was called for my first lift, I was shaking inside. But, to make a long story short, I got through my lifts and in the process, set 3 new national records and 3 new world records. I also was awarded the “Best Lifter” award for my age group which consisted of 9 lifters in 7 different weight classes. I felt so proud that I, this 70 year old grandma, had set this lofty goal and saw it realized.

Awaiting the medal ceremony, many things passed through my mind: the camaraderie I have with my fellow women weightlifters of the US and Canada, the appreciation I have for all my Thor’s Stone Athletic Club members for their friendship and encouragement, my awesome training partners at AnyTime Fitness in West Lebanon, and my incredible coach Carl Wallin who has been mentoring (and putting up with) me for 7 years. When I finally stepped up on the podium, I felt complete joy and a huge dose of relief that I, this aforementioned 70 year old grandma, survived a totally overwhelming experience…and with gold medal results.  

2019 PanAmerican Masters Weightlifting Championships  

Orlando, Florida

May 28, 2019

 Jane Higgins

Age Group 70-74

Weight Class 55k (111 lbs)

 Snatch - 1st place

               29k (63.8 lbs)

               New National Record

Clean & Jerk - 1st place

                        39k (85.8 lbs)

                        New National Record

                        New PanAmerican Record


Olympic Lifting

Annual Memorial Day Weekend Meet

May 26, 2019

Bridgewater, MA

TSAC Member

Age Class

Wt Class

Snatch

Clean&Jerk

Darrin Clements

50

89k

173lbs

231lbs


Olympic Lifting

April 28th 

Anytime Fitness, West Lebanon, NH

Women

Age Class

Wt Class

Snatch

Clean&Jerk

Jane Higgins

70

55k

64lbs

82lbs

Valerie Thompson

61

71k

75lbs

102lbs

Men

 

 

 

 

Lee Pelletier

80

81k

106lbs

120lbs

Frank O'Donnell

63

102k

99lbs

143lbs

Chris Passage

47

89k

154lbs

220lbs

Dusty Morse

53

102k

110lbs

143lbs

Houston Cote

24

102k

143lbs

230lbs



Spring Weightlifting Meet                         Video of Meet     
May 19, 2018
Location: CCBA, Lebanon, NH

Women

age

Wt class

Snatch

in lbs

Clean & Jerk

In lbs

Total

Jane Higgins      

70

53K

69

84

153

Denise Bloom

51

48k

70

95

165

Christine Cavanaugh

48

53k

70

100

170

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Pelletier

79

77k

106

115

221

Frederick Perkins

70

85k

86

102

188

Zane Rodriguez       

59

94k

137

185

322

Darrin Clement        

49

94k

177

223

400

Chris Passage

47

85k

161

214

375

Josh Merriam

32

94k

137

203

340

Cody Fox

26

85k

170

230

400

Zach McCutcheon

24

105+

145

203

348













Winter Weightlifting Meet
January 20, 2018
Location: CCBA, Lebanon, NH

Women

age

Wt class

Snatch

in lbs

Clean & Jerk

In lbs

Total

Jane Higgins      

69

53K

66 *

85* ^

151

Valerie Thompson

60

75k

78

106* ^

184

Christen Cavanaugh

 48

53k

69*

100*

169

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

 

 

 

 

 

Zane Rodriguez       

 

90k

152*

187*

339

Auzzie Reinhardt    

 

105+

143*

187*

330

Luben Ikonomov     

 

105+

190*

230*

420

Darrin Clement        

 

94k

176*

220

396

Mark Farnham

 

94k

110*

132*

242

George Boboc

 

94k

119*

176*

295

Tim Meyers

 

84k

119*

176*

295

Josh Merriam

 

94k

132*

187*

319

Chris Passage

 

84k

153

198

351

Jim Fog

 

105k

168

198

366

Cody Fox

 

84k

143*

200*

343

Lee Pelletier

 

84k

110^

119^

229

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

^ is New England Masters Record

* Personal Best

 

Referees                                                                        Meet Director

Valerie Thompson                                                            Darrin Clement

Darrin Clement

Chris Passage

David Brooker

Luben Ikonomov   


February 11, 2017            CCBA, Lebanon NH
 Women AgeWeight Class Best
Snatch
lbs
 Best 
C&J
lbs
 Total
lbs
                 Titles
 Nicole Cameron                                 31  70 90 160 First time lifter
 Denise Bloom 50  75 95 170  New England Record in weight and age division for Snatch and Clean and Jerk
 Valerie Thompson         60 75K 80 100 180 New England Record for weight and age division for Santch and Clean & Jerk
 Jane Higgins 68  65 85 150 New England and National Record for weight and age division for Santch and Clean & Jerk
 Men     
 Caleb Davidson         18  150 205 355 
 Luben Ikonomov 23  165210  375 
 Darrin Clement 48  170 225 395 
 Zane Rodriguez 58  130 165 295 
 Lee Pelletier 78  115130  245 





 NAME  
 AGE GROUP
 WEIGHT CLASS    
 SNATCH (LBS)    
 CLEAN & JERK (LBS)
 TOTAL    (LBS) TITLES
 DENISE BLOOM
 45-49     48 KG   
 72 100 172 NEW ENGLAND MASTERS RECORD HOLDER
 BETHANY HESCH
 30-34  60 82 142 
 JANE HIGGINS
 65-69 53 KG
 61.6 83.6 145.2 NATIONAL CHAMPION AND RECORD HOLDER; NEW ENGLAND MASTERS CHAMPION
 JIM HULL
 46-49  115 160 275 
 LEON PELLETIER
 70-74  115 128 243 NEW ENGLAND MASTERS RECORD HOLDER




RESULTS OF NORTHEASTERN STATES OLYMPIC LIFTING MEET 20 FEBRUARY 2016 ENFIELD CT
 
NAME   

 
AGE

 WEIGHT CLASS
 SNATCH (LBS)
 CLEAN & JERK (LBS)
 
TOTAL
 
 JANE HIGGINS
      68        53 KG
62
80
122    
1ST IN MASTER 53 KG WEIGHT CLASS
 VALERIE THOMPSON
59
69 KG
71
 95 166 1ST IN MASTER 69 KG WEIGHT CLASS
 DENISE BLOOM
49
48 KG
 71 100 171 1ST IN MASTER 48 KG WEIGHT CLASS
 LEE PELLETIER
77
77 KG
110
135    
245
1ST  IN MASTER 77 KG WEIGHT CLASS AND GRAND MASTER
 DARRIN CLEMENT
 47 94 KG
176
220    
398
1ST IN MASTER 94 KG WEIGHT CLASS
 CHRIS PASSAGE
45
94 KG
154
210
364
2ND IN MASTER 94 KG WEIGHT CLASS
 KARL MARKA
27
 94 KG
157
165
322
 
 LUBEN IKONOMOV
23
105 KG
119
157
276
2ND IN OPEN 105+ WEIGHT CLASS



ROBINSON MEMORIAL DAY MEET, FRANKLIN, MA
NAME    
AGE
WEIGHT CLASS
SNATCH (LBS)   
CLEAN & JERK (LBS)
TOTAL

LEE PELLETIER
77  
77KG
117            NEW RECORD    
134
251
1ST
CHRIS PASSAGE
45
94KG
143
209
352

 KARL MARKA
27
94 KG
154
198 PR    
352
 

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May 5, 2018, 9:56 AM
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