Gayle Hatch Weightlifting Team honored

On July 18, 1990, the House of Representatives of the Louisiana Legislature on motion of Representative Donald Ray Kennard, presented the Gayle Hatch Weightlifting Team a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement for their success in Olympic-style weightlifting. Representative Kennard stated that at a time when Louisiana is suffering from image problems, Coach Hatch and his athletes are a "shining light." The Gayle Hatch Weightlifting Team recently won the U.S. Nationals, National Juniors (17-19), National Juniors (14-16), National Masters and the American Championships.

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