Mattie Rogers Wins World University Championship

Continuing a hot streak for American weightlifters, Mattie Rogers took home gold in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total to win the World University Championships in the women’s 69kg category.

Rogers made all three snatch attempts 95, 99, and 103kg to finish with a new American University Record.

In the clean & jerk, Rogers again made all three lifts (122, 126, and 132kg) to grab two more American University Records for that lift and the total. Overall, Rogers finished 20kg ahead of second place finisher and two-time Olympian Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau of Canada.

This was the third day of competition. Team USA weightlifters won medals on both Day 1 and Day 2 in impressive displays.

Rogers’ is the second overall (total) gold for Team USA so far; Kerri Keegan won gold in the women’s 48kg class on Day 1.

Featured image: @usa_weightlifting on Instagram

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and, as well as a contributor to, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

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