Big Numbers at National Championships: Do We Really Need Them?
- Published: Monday, 15 February 2016 10:17
Rip Van Winkle awakening today would be quick to conclude that USA weightlifting has greatly increased in popularity. One need only look at recent national championship events to see the previously unheard of number of competitors.
There are pros and cons to this latest development. Some longtime practitioners of the sport complain meets are too large. Knowing no difference, newcomers may think such huge events are great. Reluctantly, I think large entry lists are our new normal. Time will tell.