This Spring, Head Coach Tom Duer, is set to compete in the IWF Las Vegas International Open in Las Vegas. After moving down to the 109kg class for last winters American Open Final, Tom secured his spot on Team USA for this Bronze Level International Competition.
This will be Tom’s first time competing internationally. Competing at this event is the first step to becoming eligible for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. After participating in the 2016 USAW National Championships and watching the Olympic Trials, Tom set a goal for himself to be part of the Olympic Trials on the next quad ( 2016-2020).
In order to be eligible for this opportunity, he needs to compete internationally 6 times in the 18 months prior to the Olympics. One of those times has to be as part of the World Championship or Pan American Championship team. There is a lot of work to do in order to make this goal a reality but each one of these competition opportunities is extremely important.
How You Can Help!
Most of these lower tier International Competitions are Self-Funded. This means that Tom is solely responsible for the costs of competing at these events. To compound this Tom’s wife and Assistant Head Coach Maggie Duer is one of his coaches in the back room at meets so their costs double for each event Tom Qualifies for. In order to help with this PFP Barbell is selling fundraiser shirts. Click the Link below to help out!
If you don’t want or need another shirt to add to your collection all support is welcome!
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