Olympic Lifting Seminar ROCKED ! On June 17 CrossFit Tidal Wave brought out World renowned Olympic Lifting Coach Ursula Garza. “I am a two-time senior national champion, two-time Olympic Festival champion, 5 time world team member (1992-1996), and former record holder in both snatch (master’s) and clean and jerk. I was an elite international athlete and am the first and only woman to attain USA Weightlifting’s highest coaching level, Senior International Coach aka Level 5. I am one of only 24 such coaches in USA Weightlifting and the only Level 5 coach in Texas. I have extensive national and international experience in competitive weightlifting as an athlete since 1987 and 20 years of coaching experience at national and international levels. My athletes have competed at and won national championships at the junior, collegiate, senior, and master levels as well as Olympic Trials. My athletes have represented Team USA at the Junior World Championships, University World Championships, Senior World Championships, and Pan Am Games. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and a Master’s Degree in Political Science and I have had a career as a Professor at Austin Community College since 1994. In 2009 I competed again, winning Master’s National Championships(best lifter award) and again in 2010. I am CrossFit Level 1 certified and have been part of the CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification Staff since 2009. I also instruct the USAW Level 1 Sports Performance courses. I have started this site to share my passion, knowledge, and experience as a coach, athlete, and teacher. ” It was a 3 hour seminar on the basics of Snatch and Clean and Jerk technique. The progression utilized is specifically designed to teach the basic positions needed to correctly perform the lifts. This course is perfect for clients and new coaches who have minimal experience in the lifts and need the essentials.