Riky Jakobsohn

“I’ve trained with Team CT and Coach Gary Valentine for the past 2 years. I lift as a Master lifter at 40 years old in the 53kg class . The only sports background I had prior to Olympic lifting was Crossfit. I am certified as a USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach, and Head Coach of Midcoast Barbell Club in Old Saybrook. Also, I am a Certified LWC Referee, and I volunteer as a referee at local meets.”

“I have lifted and placed in many local meets since I began competing in 2014. I am 2015 National Master Champion in the 35-39 Age Group, and that same year I placed third at the World Masters Championships in Helsinki Finland. My current goals include lifting in the 2016 Pan American Masters Championships, and to lift in the 2017 World Master Games in New Zealand.”

“I love the process of lifting and strength training, and also enjoy teaching and watching the progress happen for other athletes!”

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