Positional Integrity: Olympic Qualification Explained


In this episode of the PICast, Heavy Metal Barbell’s Sean Rigsby and Alex Aceituno attempt to outline and simplify the Olympic Qualification Process for Weightlifting.



  • Introduction/Thank You and HMB News

  • Summary of the Old Olympic Qualification System

  • The Great Doping Fiasco of 2016

  • Human Development Index and Nations who Dope

  • The IWF’s Olympic Qualification Period

  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze Events

  • Who Gets to Go and Why

  • An Attempt at explaining ROBI Points

  • ROBI Point Multipliers

  • Is the Sport better off?

  • Outro—How to Get in Touch with Us

Positional Integrity Podcast: Nationals Recap


In this premiere episode of the PIcast, Heavy Metal Barbell Coach Sean Rigsby and Team Captain Alex Aceituno provide some in depth analysis on the 2019 USAW Senior Nationals.

Topics Covered:

  • The Launch of the Positional Integrity Podcast

  • Team Heavy Metal’s Performance at Nationals

  • Critical Review of Nationals Venue and Logistics

  • Highlights of the Men’s Lifting: Chad Vaughn, Nathan Damron

  • Highlights of the Women’s Lifting: Caitlin Hogan, Hunter Elam, Alex LaChance, Tayler Harris

  • In depth recap of the 76kg Session and Tayler’s path to the podium

  • International Team Standings for the Pan Am Games and World Championships following Nationals

  • USAW’s New Qualifying Totals for 2020 Nationals and the Effects

  • Outro: how to get in touch with us and help us provide you a better podcast