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Specializing in Velocity Training

Jim Napier placed second in the High School Texas State Meet in the Discus in 1963. Attended Howard County Junior College in Big Spring, Texas and placed second in the Junior College Nationals in the discus in 1964 and 1965. Attended TCU and established school records in the long jump (23 feet 10 in.) and in the discus (166 feet 11 in.). Received a degree in Physical Education in 1968 from TCU, taking courses in (physics, statistics, biology, kinesiology and Anatomy).

Jim was National Weightlifting Champion in 1977 in the 82.5 kg class and placed second at Nationals in 1975, 1976 and 1978. Set three American records in the snatch, including a Pan American Record snatch of 140 kg in the 75 kg class, American Record snatch 142.5 in the 75 kg class in 1978, and National record snatch of 155 kg in the 82.5 kg class in 1979. Set Master National record M70, 105k 79k snatch and a Word Record at the Master World Cup M70, 105+ 100k clean & jerk, both records set in 2015.

Member of Spoon Barbell Club Weightlifting Team since 1974. Inducted into Texas Weightlifting Hall of Fame 2009. LWC Referee Card holder.

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