Everybody Is A Hopeful

"Everybody Is A Hopeful"

Hey y'all ( What It Do)

I hope all is going well with you guys and gals wherever you are in the world. I always hope that by the end of this blog that y'all understand where I'm coming from with this one. So lets jump right into it!

So with Olympic Fever slowing starting to fade away tons of coaches and athletes are getting the wheels in motion to find a parking space on the next Summers' Olympic Lot. I learned back in 2008 that everybody is a hopeful including me even though I had competed on my first Olympic Team in Beijing, China that didn't guarantee me anything for 2012 . Now here's where things get confusing for most hopefuls, some people don't understand the qualifying process especially when it comes to the sport of Weightlifting, so lets dig a little shall we.

Ok so each weight class has an Olympic qualifying total that comes from the average of the top three lifters from the World Championships and when the Olympic trials roll around the spots go to the athletes with highest percentage of that total. So if you haven't or don't make a World Team before 2016 rolls around that slims your chances even more, because this says that you haven't even cracked into the top 1-2 of your weight class. Lord knows I am an optimistic person an I'm sure I could get at least one person to vouch for me on that notion but if you've been following our (USAW) results at Worlds it's been tough on us to qualify spots for The Games. So with limited spots for the Olympic Team, plenty of hopefuls, and one platform... Y'all it's real out chea (here)

I know that I'm a 2016 hopeful just like everyone else and I wish everyone the best in their training and future competitions. I want us to have a full team that way more people can live the dream and represent Team USA on the big stage. So please please please no more messages saying

" hey Farris I'm a huge fan but I was wondering why you were the only male lifter in London... I've been lifting for 3 months but I can bench 300lbs and squat 400lbs I think I can help Team USA".

As much as I appreciate the kinds words and the wishing on a star I really just want people to know its no walk in the park nor can you just show up and make an Olympic Team.

But hey what do I know? Everybody is a hopeful including me

So until next time my people

Thank y'all for coming out God Bless you and have a good one.

2Barz!!! Signing Off