Because you asked, here’s a list of famous athlete’s who have trained at Risto Sports with Coach Ivan Rojas:
Annie Thorisdottir, CrossFit Games Champion
Diego Salazar, Olympic Silver Medalist, weightlifting
Maryam Usman, Bronze medalist at Weightlifting world championships
Carlos Andica, weightlifting Pan Am Record holder, 205KG clean and jerk at 85kg
Johnny Andica, weightlifting Pan Am Champion
Luz Mercedes Acosta 5th in the Olympics, weightlifting
Gwendolyn Sisto, US Olympic Trials, weightlifting, 5th World University Championships
Lesbia Cruz, Guatemalan National Team, weightlifting
Javier Castillo, Guatemalan National Team, weightlifting
Check out our galleries and facebook pages for photos.
This Saturday and Sunday, watch Risto Sports’ all star team compete at the Arnold.
Coach Ivan Rojas and Dr Herrera will be present with our A Team competing:
Diego Salazar, Olympic Silver Medalist, weightlifting men’s 62kg category
Carlos Andica, Pan American Record Holder in the Clean and Jerk for men’s 85kg category
Gwendolyn Sisto, ranked in the US female weightlifters will compete in a special Pan Am qualifier session
Gwendolyn Rojas, a top Youth Under-13 athlete
Neysi Barrera, Youth World Championships Silver medalist
Jenifer Chamarro, top JR in Ecuador
Check out the new links to galleries on our main blog page (links right above this post). We just posted a ton of photos of our new gym including appearances by Olympic weightlifting medal contender Carlos Andica, Dr Herrera, Ivan Rojas, Gwen Rojas, and Gwendolyn Sisto.
The new olympic weightlifting facility is located 1 hour from Boston, Portland, and Manchester…adjacent to Portsmouth, Nh in Eliot , ME.