Weightlifting competitors from across the state will be coming to Witherspoon Ranch near Van Alstyne on Saturday.
The Copperhead Invitational will feature former Olympians and some of the best lifters in Texas. The lifts will be the same ones tested at the Olympics, the snatch and the clean and jerk.
The meet will begin at 9 a.m. with women’s and girls’ competition. Featured in this session will be Melissa Knourek, who recently returned from Italy as the new women’s world champion. Later in the afternoon, the men will compete in preparation for the American Open in Dallas in December.
The meet will run all day and admission is free. Witherspoon Ranch is located at 1419 County Road 377, just south of Van Alstyne.