Six Athletes Rank from Team KBNY

The first ever stand alone Kettlebell StrongSport competition was held at AKC Fitness LI on December 11, 2010. We had a larger than anticipated audience turnout who witnessed some stellar performances. StrongSport was recently introduced by the World Kettlebell Club, and it represents a break from traditional kettlebell sport and ten minute sets.

StrongSport consists of 2 events, Biathlon (Jerk/Clean) and LongCycle. All sets are limited to 4 minutes. Athletes can rank at their bell division. Male divisions currently include S32, S36, S40, S44, S48 (and above), corresponding to the weight of the kettlebell used. Female divisions currently include S20, S24, S28, S32 (and above).

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All six of Team KBNY athletes ranked in their respective events.

MEN'S TEAM
John Sweeney S32 Biathlon
Mike Oates S32 Biathlon
Joe Cosmo S32 LongCycle
John Gaglione S32 LongCycle

WOMEN'S TEAM
Erin Sweeney S20 Biathlon
Melissa Brady S20 LongCycle

The event drew a large turnout of spectators and supporters, who packed into the gym. For many of our team members, this was their first competition, but they all put forth a tremendous performance. StrongSport champions, Andy Fitting and Catherine Imes also put on great performances, as did competitors Jamie Pigman and Bob Gill

TEAM KBNY ROSTER OF RANKED ATHLETES

Biathlon
John Sweeney Rank 2
Erin Sweeney Rank 1

LongCycle
John Sweeney Rank 2
Jason Koronakos  Rank 4
Vanessa Turner Rank 1
Melissa Brady Rank 2
Sherry Murphy Rank 2
Julie Santiago Rank 2

StrongSport
John Sweeney S-32 Biathlon
Mike Oates S-32 Biathlon
Erin Sweeney S-20 Biathlon
John Gaglione S-32 LongCycle
Joe Cosmo S-32 LongCycle
Melissa Brady S-32 LongCycle

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