Oak Grove Technologies will be sponsoring Olympic Weightlifter, Amanda Street. She will be competing this weekend (Dec. 3-6) at The American Open at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The American Open is one of two premier events a year hosted by USA Weightlifting, and also allows entrants from outside the USA. The American Open sees the final opportunity to set a total for the year, including the opportunity for age group athletes to have a final chance to set an American Record in their age category, and for those aiming for international teams to produce a ranking total. The American Open also features international athletes.
Amanda began her collegiate basketball career in 2005 at Shepherd University while studying exercise and sports science. After playing 3 years of college basketball and completing her undergraduate degree, she transferred to Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina to pursue a Masters in Nutrition and Food Science. Looking for another sport to try she found herself at a local rugby practice with the Raleigh Venom. With her previous experience playing soccer and basketball, rugby came naturally. After one year of playing locally, Amanda was given opportunity to play for the Women’s Premier Rugby League with the Washington DC Furies. She played three years on the Premier circuit and earned a spot with the United States Women’s National 15s and 7s Rugby Team. From 2012 to 2014 she played internationally representing the United States against France, England, and Canada to name a few. After the 2014 World Cup Cycle, Amanda began training for Olympic Weightlifting, another passion she has. In October 2015, she placed 2nd in the 63kg weight class at the North Carolina State Championships and qualified for the American Open. Amanda is currently training for the American Open while still playing 7s rugby. 7s Rugby will be in the 2016 Olympics, where she is one of 30 women competing for a spot to travel to Rio and represent the United States. Amanda is also the owner of CrossFit F-V in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina which she opened in July 2015. The facility trains over 150+ athletes on a weekly basis.