Shasta Orthopaedics Blog

Athlete Profiles

Vote For Teen Weightlifting Champion Hailee Lollar!

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Teen Weightlifter

With Your Vote, Local Teen Champion Could Appear on USA Weightlifting Magazine Cover

19-year-old Hailee Lollar has already proven she’s got what it takes to be a champion. Just a month ago at the 2014 National Junior Weightlifting Championships in Colorado, Hailee took the gold in her weight class beating out 20 other young women between the ages of 15 and 20.

Now she has a chance to experience a little more of that limelight: With enough votes, Hailee can make it to the front cover of USA Weightlifting Magazine.

» » To vote, go to http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Media/E-Magazine/Magazine-Cover-Photo-Contest and scroll down to the picture of Hailee and the blue voting box below her photo. Click on the “Vote for Hailee!” button.

Read more about Hailee and how she got started with weighlifting by clicking here: http://www.shastaortho.com/orthopedics/weightlifter-hailee-lollar.

Redding Weightlifter And Olympic Hopeful Hailee Lollar

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Redding California Weightlifter Hailee Lollar

Sometimes life can take us on unexpected journeys. Those who are open to trying new things are often the most successful at seizing opportunities when they present themselves. That’s exactly what happened to Olympic hopeful and Redding resident, Hailee Lollar back in 2009 when she left competitive gymnastics after eight years, and opted to try her hand at CrossFit, an intense exercise program featuring dynamic exercises like plyometric jumps, while using non-traditional weightlifting equipment such as kettlebells, sand-bags, suspension systems or water-filled implements. It did not take long for Redding Barbell and CrossFit Club owner Bryan Schenone to see Hailee’s natural talent for strength and lifting and in 2011 encouraged her to begin adding Olympic lifting to her workouts.

It was at Schenone’s suggestion that she entered her first weight lifting competition (after only one month of training). To everyone’s surprise, then 16-year-old Hailee qualified for the Youth National Championships. Hailee skipped Youth Nationals that year, but traveled to Junior Nationals six months later and took second place in the female under 21, 53.1-58.1 kilo weight class. Hailee’s lifts are the “Snatch” and “Clean and Jerk”.