USA Weightlifting Roster for IWF Junior World Championships Announced

Check out the full rosters for Junior World Championships!

USA Weightlifting has announced the women’s and men’s team rosters for the International Weightlifting Federation Junior World Championships. Both rosters tout athletes quite familiar high-level competition success

This will be the final gold-level qualifying event for American athletes before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. (Read more in our explainer on Olympic qualifying for weightlifters!)

IWF Junior World Championships Rosters

The IWF Junior World Championships is scheduled to take place on March 14-24 in Bucharest, Romania. 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. 

Junior World Championships Women’s Roster

Athlete NameBWHometownClubCoach
Ella Grizzle55kgSeverna Park, MDChoptankAnthony Hernandez
Emma Nye55kgKansas City, MOVero Beach WeightliftingBrian Secrest
Madeline Staniszewski*55kgJupiter, FLVero Beach WeightliftingBrian Secrest
Peyton Brown59kgPeoria, AZTeam E3David Brown
Kate Wehr59kgKutztown, PAGarage StrengthDane Miller
Juliette Chang-Fane*59kgMerritt Island, FLVero Beach WeightliftingBrian Secrest
Meaghan Strey64kgAuburn, WAAlpha BarbellKevin Simons
Kristina Robinson64kgMalta, ILPraire State BarbellBrandon Male
Olivia Reeves71kgHixson, TNUnattachedStephan Fauer
Athena Schrijver76kgRohnert Park, CAMyles Ahead WeightliftingFreddie Myles
Nadeen Pierre76kgAndover, MNUnion WeightliftingVinh Huynh
Avery Owens81kgFort Meade, MDCHFP Weightlifting ClubCara Heads Slaughter

Junior World Championships Men’s Roster

Athlete NameBWHometownClubCoach
Hampton Morris61kgMarietta, GAALLSOUTH BarbellTripp Morris
Carlos Millen61kgSavannah, GACoastal Empire WeightliftingKerri Goodrich
Antwan Kilbert*61kgSt. Louis, MOLift for Life GymJimmy Duke
Ryan Grimsland67kgLewisville, NCMash Mafia WeightliftingTravis Mash
CJ Cummings73kgBeaufort, SCTeam DivergentRay Jones
Jerome Smith73kgSt. Louis, MOLift for Life GymJimmy Duke
Harrison Maurus81kgAuburn, WAPower and Grace PerformanceSpencer Arnold
Nathan Cerwinske81kgMesa, AZPerformance One WeightliftingJoe Micela
Nathan Prokop89kgAtherton, CAMenlo College WeightliftingFreddie Myles
Will Easley*89kgAurora, ILAurora Weightlifting ClubThomas Kraus
Morgan McCullough96kgClemmons, NCMash Mafia WeightliftingCrystal McCullough
Tayon Vereen109kgSavannah, GACoastal Empire WeightliftingKerri Goodrich


Judging by the weights these athletes have been lifting in training, the podium seems to be in reach for the USA. We look forward to some big numbers at the Junior World Championships.

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.

Before becoming a Staff Writer at BarBend, Phil worked on the creative team and as on-air talent at World Wrestling Entertainment, as a narrator for with over a dozen titles, and as a producer, director, and playwright Off-Broadway in New York City where he worked for The Araca Group and co-founded IJB Theatrical Productions. He can be heard as a voice performer for Just Press Playhouse audio productions and as a co-host of the Eternal Durdles podcast.

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