Olympic Lifting Classes

CrossFit West Santa Cruz ace Brooke E at the top of a 170# snatch.

CrossFit West Santa Cruz ace Brooke E at the top of a 170# snatch.

Ian Droze, fresh from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, is back in town and is resuming his popular twice-monthy  Olympic weightlifting classes. As well as being a fantastic lifter (286# snatch and a 356# C&J at a bodyweight of 162#), Ian is a highly effective teacher who brings PRs from his classes on a regular basis. If you have ever been interested in a lifting only class, breaking down the lifts movement by movement, this is the class for you. Having a lifter with the credentials and the experience that Ian brings teach regular classes is a real privilege and virtually unheard of in Santa Cruz.

These classes will be on the 3rd Thursday (5:30-7:00pm) and the 1st Saturday (11am-12:30pm) of each month. Classes are open to anyone with Weightlifting experience and are a phenomenal opportunity to train with a great coach and national medal winner right here in Santa Cruz. Sessions are 1.5 hours long and are “drop-in” (you do not need to stay the entire time). Cost is $25 for CrossFit West members and $30 for non-members. Upcoming dates are: April 18, May 4, May 16, June 4.


OTM for 10 Minutes

1 Power Clean

1 Squat Clean

1 Jerk

Add weight to last week.


AMRAP in 7 Minutes

1 Rope Ascent

10 Box Jumps 24″