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!)

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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 Name Bodyweight Hometown Club Coach
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

Athlete Name Bodyweight Hometown Club Coach
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

Conclusion

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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