Mattie Rogers Unofficially Broke the American Clean & Jerk Record

This Saturday in Miami, CrossFit Soul held a weightlifting meet called the MIA Summer Classic. It was a pretty informal event in that it wasn’t a national or international event — so new records can’t be set there — but the -69kg Mattie Rogers still hit a PR clean & jerk of 135 kilograms, or 297 pounds. Rogers currently holds the American record in the lift, which she set with 134 kilograms at this year’s USA Weightlifting National Championships.

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We should note that Rogers is a -69kg athlete but she weighed 69.05 kilogams when she made this lift, so she wouldn’t have set a new American record if this was held in a national competition. Watch it below.

She posted with the caption,

Took my heavy training day to the @miaclassic this weekend. A nice little test to see where I’m at as we get closer to the final prep for Worlds. 135kg/297lbs clean and jerk at 69.05kg body weight.

Weights felt really good despite no real Deload, now time to tweak some technical things and continue the push towards worlds!

If you’re feeling nostalgic for her history-making performance from this year’s Nationals, you can watch all six of her attempts, which culminate in the 134kg clean & jerk, in this post below.

Rogers’ performance in the snatch at this weekend’s meet began with a miss of 100kg, then successful attempts of 100kg and 103kg. Her American record in the lift is 106kg.

She noted,

 A miss in competition at a PR attempt is one thing, but a technical miss just means it hasn’t been performed and successfully made enough times in training.

There is training enough to make the lift, then there is training enough to never miss the lift.

The main event for Mattie Rogers will be the Weightlifting World Championships in Anaheim, which will be held between November 28 and December 6 this year. Best of luck to her!

Featured image via @miaclassic on Instagram.

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