5 Week Olympic Weightlifting Course Begins July 14
CFW will begin a 5 week Olympic Lifting Course on Saturday, July 14. The course will cover the basics of the snatch and clean and jerk and technique work on each lift. Participants will also receive personalized programming to address their specific weaknesses. Classes will meet on Saturdays at 11 am and Wednesdays at 7 pm. Cost is $150 and sign ups are on the board in the lobby.

Hilltop Angus Farms July Delivery
Dale and Sharon Thompson from Hilltop Angus Farms will be making their next delivery on Sunday, July 22. To place your order call them at 910-439-5261 and visit their website here

The Coastal Carolina Clash August 4
Saturday August 4th CrossFit Wilmington and Wilmington Strength and Conditioning will host the Coastal Carolina Clash.  This event will be the first ever strength triathlon in the Wilmington area. It will consist of three events, an “Old School” Olympic meet with maxes in the snatch, clean & jerk and clean & press, max attempts at a deadlift and bench press, and a strength-based Crossfit WOD.  The lifting portions will use USAW weight classes.  You may sign up for one, two or all three of the events.

This event promises to be fun for all and is a great chance for anyone who has never competed to do so. The cost is $20 and includes an event T-shirt and food.  We are keeping the cost low so you can have a few bucks to enjoy your time in Wilmington, but any proceeds above the cost of the event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.  Sign up for the event here.

James Tatum MDUSA Team Tryout: 288 kg total

Congrats to WSC instructor James Tatum on qualifying for the Muscle Driver USA Olympic Weightlifting Team.  James attended the tryout this past weekend and totaled a personal best 288 kg in the snatch and clean & jerk at a bodyweight of 81 kilos.  His total was good enough to earn a spot on the team as a sponsored lifter. Keep a look out for James in the coming months and years as an elite competitor in the Olympic Weightlifting circuit.


3 Rounds of the snatch complex for time. . .
5 Muscle Snatch
5 Power Snatch
5 Snatch High Pull

*Use the same weight as week 1; attempt to significantly best your week 1 time.

Dead hang pull up 6-8r x 5

11 thoughts on “Congrats to James Tatum

  1. Tanner says:

    Big time Tatum. Congrats on the sponsorship dude. Looking forward to watching you compete more.

  2. t. says:

    James is strong, has talent, and has spent the last year and a half focused on Olympic Weightlifting. His hard work is paying off. Congrats Bro. Excellent work.

    James started oly lifting with us in the January 2011 Weightlifting course… that leads me to remind you we have the next course starting this Saturday at 11am. There are many of you (some I’ve spoken to recently) that have the makings of good lifters. Take the course and find out how good.

    The worst thing that happens is you become better at everything we do in the CrossFit. Sign up on the board or just show up Saturday. Cody is the lead instructor for this course and Dawn, James, and myself as assistant instructors.

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