Jennifer Boer

"Hi masters weightlifting community! My name is Jennifer Boer, I am a Dutch weightlifter, and good friend of the North West family. Through my job as a health economics consultant I have also lived, worked, and lifted in both the UK (Sheffield) and US (Las Vegas). My big dream is opening my own weightlifting centre one day. Currently, I am too young (1988) to lift as a master so I will be using all my energy and power to make the event a great success. Over the years I have also developed my skills as a coach and official, so you might still see me in the warm-up area!"

Justyna Markiewicz

"I am Justyna Markiewicz; Polish master athlete. Since 2007 I live in The Netherlands. My friends say that I am a Polish-Dutch girl and that is true; I love both countries very much. In both countries I am active in weightlifting. I am a certified weightlifting coach and official in the Dutch weightlifting federation. Weightlifting was and is always in my life. I am proud being a part of the team organizing the championships in Den Helder and I am looking forward to see you in 2020!"

Maarten Haan

"Hi all, my name is Maarten Haan. I am 35 years old, born and raised in the Netherlands. By day I am a communications advisor. I discovered strength training when I was 19. After 15 years of dedicated training I was looking for a new challenge, so I decide I wanted to learn a new sport. My girlfriend Jennifer (also a weightlifter/volunteer) introduced me to Olympic weightlifting. When my technique has become decent and my body has finished adjusting to this new sport I am looking to test my skills as a masters athlete. Until then I will support my friends at North West Weightlifting in making this event memorable for everyone. I am looking forward to seeing you all!"

Lonneke Oordt

"Hi, I am Lonneke. I started weightlifting five years ago and since three years I am a competitive weightlifter. I competed in two European mastes championships. In 2018 in Budapest I won a bronze medal and in 2019 in Rovaniemi I won the gold medal. I like masters weightlifting because of the atmosphere, the vibe and the athletes. I have a lot of experience in organizing competitions and big events (in crossfit, volleybal, tennis, etc.). I will use my experience to help making the European masters championships in Den Helder a pleasant and well organised tournament. The members of the organizing team know eachother very well and there is a good vibe. This will help to make the championship an unforgettable experience for all participants.