More than 100 competitors will vie for medals in the Weightliftingevents on Saturday (8:00 a.m.) and Sunday (8:30 a.m.) at Pinnacle Weightlifting, 4839 Northpark Dr.
One athlete to keep an eye on is Amanda Lampton, 36, of Colorado Springs,(Masters Weightlifting +87kg) She’s an elite skydiver turned weightlifter for State Games. Won fourth place at 2018 World Skydiving Championships and was a member of the USA Parachuting Team. Amanda has been a licensed skydiver since 2005 and will soon have 2000 jumps. She started at Skydive Aggieland, took several years off to finish graduate school and start a career, and came back to the sport as quickly as she could in 2010 at Skydive Perris. She’s been competing and coaching in formation skydiving since 2012 and became a Mobile Mentor in 2017.
The Games make up Colorado’s largest multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities, including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment.
Since 2002, the State Games has attracted more than 124,500 participants (66,700+ from outside El Paso County), 186,500+ spectators. Additionally, RMSG has granted more than $26,000 to 1,600+ military personnel, spouses and family members to cover registration fees. More than 10,000 athletes have competed annually since 2014 in the Games.
"The Sports Corp, as always, is grateful to its dedicated family of sponsors, partners and volunteers who make this unique event possible," said Sports Corp President & CEO Tom Osborne. "We have been thrilled to see the Rocky Mountain State Games grow and take its place among Colorado’s most popular events for amateur athletes from across the state. It began with 2,016 athletes in 2002 and has grown to more than 10,000 athletes in recent editions. We are looking forward to more success in 2019 with continued growth and opportunities for our athletes."