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Vote For Teen Weightlifting Champion Hailee Lollar!

March 1st, 2014

Teen Weightlifter

With Your Vote, Local Teen Champion Could Appear on USA Weightlifting Magazine Cover

19-year-old Hailee Lollar has already proven she’s got what it takes to be a champion. Just a month ago at the 2014 National Junior Weightlifting Championships in Colorado, Hailee took the gold in her weight class beating out 20 other young women between the ages of 15 and 20.

Now she has a chance to experience a little more of that limelight: With enough votes, Hailee can make it to the front cover of USA Weightlifting Magazine.

» » To vote, go to and scroll down to the picture of Hailee and the blue voting box below her photo. Click on the “Vote for Hailee!” button.

Read more about Hailee and how she got started with weighlifting by clicking here:

Redding Weightlifter And Olympic Hopeful Hailee Lollar

February 11th, 2014

Redding California Weightlifter Hailee Lollar

Sometimes life can take us on unexpected journeys. Those who are open to trying new things are often the most successful at seizing opportunities when they present themselves. That’s exactly what happened to Olympic hopeful and Redding resident, Hailee Lollar back in 2009 when she left competitive gymnastics after eight years, and opted to try her hand at CrossFit, an intense exercise program featuring dynamic exercises like plyometric jumps, while using non-traditional weightlifting equipment such as kettlebells, sand-bags, suspension systems or water-filled implements. It did not take long for Redding Barbell and CrossFit Club owner Bryan Schenone to see Hailee’s natural talent for strength and lifting and in 2011 encouraged her to begin adding Olympic lifting to her workouts.

It was at Schenone’s suggestion that she entered her first weight lifting competition (after only one month of training). To everyone’s surprise, then 16-year-old Hailee qualified for the Youth National Championships. Hailee skipped Youth Nationals that year, but traveled to Junior Nationals six months later and took second place in the female under 21, 53.1-58.1 kilo weight class. Hailee’s lifts are the “Snatch” and “Clean and Jerk”.

Sharon’s Story: Rejecting The Wheelchair In Favor Of An Active Lifestyle

December 1st, 2013

Back Surgery For Back Pain

Sharon Hightower and her husband were married for over 50 years. So she likely thought nothing of her own health the day she caught him, and prevented him from falling in their motorhome.

The back pain Sharon suffered after that day left her with two possible options – surgery or life in a wheelchair. Not one to be deterred from her active life of travelling and quilting, Sharon chose surgery.

Today, at age 78, she’s as active as ever and feels younger than her years.

Watch the video below to hear more about Sharon’s experience with Dr. Bradley Jones and the Shasta Ortho Spine Institute.

Back pain doesn’t have to mean an end to your active lifestyle. If persistent, debilitating back pain is affecting you, contact Shasta Orthopaedics today and make an appointment to be seen.

Irene’s Story: Back In The Saddle After A Shoulder Injury

November 1st, 2013

California Shoulder Pain Treatment

A fascinating sport that originated in Northern California in 1955, endurance horseback riding includes covering either 50 or 100 miles in a 24-hour period.

In 2012, Shasta County resident Irene Burnett faced the terrifying possibility that her 20-plus years of enjoying this sport would end due to a shoulder injury. But with the help of the latest in shoulder treatment from Dr. Paul Schwartz and Shasta Orthopaedics, Irene is back in the saddle again.

Watch the video below to hear more about Irene’s experience:

Shoulder pain doesn’t have to sideline you from doing the activities you love. If persistent, debilitating shoulder pain is affecting you, contact Shasta Orthopaedics today and make an appointment to be seen.