Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Olympic Lifts and Athlete Success: Jon Dawson

Hello Everyone!

Jon Dawson was one of the first athletes to join AGSP back in 2007 when the Stow facility first opened. Jon started training at AGSP to become a faster, stronger, and more powerful football player for Green High School.

As part of his training Jon learned how to perform the Olympic Lifts which are the Clean and Jerk and the Snatch. We teach all of our athletes these lifts because they develop power, speed, strength, coordination, and confidence.
Jon Dawson's 2nd Snatch attempt at a recent lifting event.

Jon has become passionate about the Olympic Lifts and has continued his athletic career as a competitive weight lifter. Since learning the right way to lift at AGSP he is now on the path to becoming one of Ohio's greatest Olympic Weightlifters. He has already broken state records and is gaining a lot of attention in the weightlifting world.

Check out this video of Jon in action at the recent http://youtu.be/t3GfMQ6DVIs

We are excited for Jon and wish him continued success as he pursues his Olympic dream. As our slogan goes, "there are no shortcuts to athletic success!" Through hard-work and doing things right, athletes like Jon become successful!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance 

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