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 release. Note: an asterisk next to an athlete’s name means reserve.
Pan American Championships Women’s Roster
|Jourdan Delacruz||49kg||Dacula, GA||Power and Grace Performance||Spencer Arnold|
|Morghan King||49kg||Dacula, GA||Power and Grace Performance||Spencer Arnold|
|Alyssa Ritchey*||49kg||Perrysburg, OH||Team Juggernaut||Max Aita|
|Taylor Turner||59kg||Saint Johns, FL||Vero Beach Weightlifting||Vance Newgard|
|Sarabeth Jumper||59kg||Muscle Shoals, AL||Catalyst Athletics||Aimee Everett|
|Hunter Elam*||59kg||Winston Salem, NC||Unattached||N/A|
|Mattie Sasser||64kg||Grayslake, IL||Forza Weightlifting Club||David Ester|
|Mattie Rogers||71kg||Orlando, FL||Catalyst Athletics||Aimee Everett|
|Meredith Alwine||71kg||Virginia Beach, VA||Unattached||N/A|
|Katherine Nye||76kg||Berkley, MI||Team Hercules||Josh Galloway|
|Shacasia Johnson||76kg||Blue Springs, MO||Team Juggernaut||Max Aita|
|Sarah Robles||+87kg||League City, TX||Team Houston||Tim Swords|
Pan American Championships Men’s Roster
|Alex Lee||67kg||Chandler, AZ||Alee Athletics||Shahin Nasirinia|
|Jacob Horst||67kg||Reading, PA||Garage Strength||Dane Miller|
|Jerome Smith*||73kg||St. Louis, MO||Lift for Life Gym||Jimmy Duke|
|Harrison Maurus||81kg||Auburn, WA||Power and Grace Performance||Spencer Arnold|
|Christian Rodriguez||81kg||San Ramon, CA||California Strength||Dave Spitz|
|Jordan Cantrell||89kg||Clovis, CA||Mash Mafia Weightlifting||Travis Mash|
|John Downey||89kg||Lake Forest, CA||Academy of Weightlifting||Russell McCarthy|
|Trevor Cuicchi||96kg||Mesa, AZ||Alee Athletics||Shahin Nasirinia|
|Jason Bonnick*||96kg||Loxahatchee, FL||Team Divergent||Ray Jones|
|Wes Kitts||109kg||Livermore, CA||California Strength||Dave Spitz|
|Caine Wilkes||+109kg||Indian Trail, NC||Little League Weightlifting||Chris Wilkes|
|Keiser Witte||+109kg||Phoeniz, AZ||Alee Athletics||Shahin 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.
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