Mattie Rogers (69kg) Hits a 145 Kilogram Jerk PR

She already holds the Senior American Records in the snatch (106kg), clean & jerk (134kg), and total (239kg) for American women in the 69kg weight category, but that isn’t stopping Florida-based lifter Mattie Rogers from pushing herself to new PRs.

Her latest? A 145kg/319 pound jerk PR. Watch it below:

Since bursting onto the American weightlifting scene a few years ago as a Junior lifter, Rogers has established herself as one of the nation’s top lifters regardless of age or weight category. She’s coming off a silver medal performance at the 2017 Pan American Weightlifting Championships, and she’s also a multi-time USA Weightlifting National Champion.

While Rogers originally gained fame for her snatching proficiency, her strength in the clean & jerk is certainly catching up. Yes, her clean likely has a little ways to go before it catches up to her jerk PR highlighted above, but she’s still in her early 20s, and it only seems like a matter of time before she puts both lifts together to hit 145kg (or more!) on stage.

We’re excited to see what Rogers does later this year, especially if she ends up competing on Team USA’s World Championships squad. (There’s a very, very strong likelihood this will be the case.) It would be her second World Championships after competing in Houston in 2015; there, she snatched 100kg, clean & jerked 126kg, and totaled 226kg for 14th place overall in the women’s 69kg category.

Suffice it to say, she’s gotten most than a bit stronger since then.

Featured image: @mattiecakesssss on Instagram

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