USA Weightlifting 2020 Senior Pan American Championships Roster Announced

USA's full rosters are looking stacked!

USA Weightlifting has announced the women’s and men’s team rosters for the 2020 Pan American Championships. This will be the final gold-level qualifying event for American athletes before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. (Check out our explainer on Olympic qualifying for weightlifting!)

Pan American Championships Rosters

The 2020 Pan American Championships are scheduled to take place on April 17-24th in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Check out the full team rosters below, which come directly from USA Weightlifting’s press releaseNote: an asterisk next to an athlete’s name means reserve.

Pan American Championships Women’s Roster

Athlete NameBodyweightHometownClubCoach
Jourdan Delacruz49kgDacula, GAPower and Grace PerformanceSpencer Arnold
Morghan King49kgDacula, GAPower and Grace PerformanceSpencer Arnold
Alyssa Ritchey*49kgPerrysburg, OHTeam JuggernautMax Aita
Taylor Turner59kgSaint Johns, FLVero Beach WeightliftingVance Newgard
Sarabeth Jumper59kgMuscle Shoals, ALCatalyst AthleticsAimee Everett
Hunter Elam*59kgWinston Salem, NCUnattachedN/A
Mattie Sasser64kgGrayslake, ILForza Weightlifting ClubDavid Ester
Mattie Rogers71kgOrlando, FLCatalyst AthleticsAimee Everett
Meredith Alwine71kgVirginia Beach, VAUnattachedN/A
Katherine Nye76kgBerkley, MITeam HerculesJosh Galloway
Shacasia Johnson76kgBlue Springs, MOTeam JuggernautMax Aita
Sarah Robles+87kgLeague City, TXTeam HoustonTim Swords

Pan American Championships Men’s Roster

Athlete NameBodyweightHometownClubCoach
Alex Lee67kgChandler, AZAlee AthleticsShahin Nasirinia
Jacob Horst67kgReading, PAGarage StrengthDane Miller
Jerome Smith*73kgSt. Louis, MOLift for Life GymJimmy Duke
Harrison Maurus81kgAuburn, WAPower and Grace PerformanceSpencer Arnold
Christian Rodriguez81kgSan Ramon, CACalifornia StrengthDave Spitz
Jordan Cantrell89kgClovis, CAMash Mafia WeightliftingTravis Mash
John Downey89kgLake Forest, CAAcademy of WeightliftingRussell McCarthy
Trevor Cuicchi96kgMesa, AZAlee AthleticsShahin Nasirinia
Jason Bonnick*96kgLoxahatchee, FLTeam DivergentRay Jones
Wes Kitts109kgLivermore, CACalifornia StrengthDave Spitz
Caine Wilkes+109kgIndian Trail, NCLittle League WeightliftingChris Wilkes
Keiser Witte+109kgPhoeniz, AZAlee AthleticsShahin Nasirinia


It looks like the rosters for the USA Weightlifting’s 2020 Pan American Championships are a who’s who of big names in the sport. We look forward to the results from this final gold-level qualifying event as the 2020 Olympic Games are on the horizon.

Editor’s Note: BarBend is the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting. The two organizations maintain editorial independence unless otherwise noted on specific content projects.

Feature image from USA Weightlifting’s Instagram page: @usa_weightlifting

Phil Blechman

Phil Blechman

Phil is a native New Yorker passionate about storytelling, bodybuilding, and game design. He holds a BFA from Syracuse University.

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