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USA Weightlifting Announces Roster for 2019 IWF World Weightlifting Championships

The 2019 IWF World Weightlifting Championships runs from September 18-27 in Pattaya, Thailand.

USA Weightlifting announced the 24 athletes that will be competing at the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships in September. The competition runs from September 18th through the 27th in Pattaya, Thailand.

Team USA is fresh off of a strong showing at the Pan American Games this past week in Lima, Peru. They earned five medals, which is the most won at the Pan American Games by USA weightlifting since 1999.

Here’s a quick rundown as to what went down and who medaled at the Pan American Games:

  • Wes Kitts (-109kg): Gold 
  • Sarah Robles (+87kg): Gold
  • Mattie Sasser (-64kg): Silver
  • Kate Nye (-76kg): Bronze
  • Harrison Maurus (-81kg): Bronze

All of the athletes listed above were also named to the World Championships roster.

In total 12 men and 12 women will be representing USA Weightlifting in Thailand. On the women’s side, nine women will be be competing for Team USA at the World Championships for the second year straight. Those names include, Alyssa Ritchey (49kg), Jourdan Delacruz (55kg), Jessica Lucero (59kg), Hunter Elam (59kg), Mattie Sasser (64kg), Mattie Rogers (71kg), Meredith Alwine (71kg), Jenny Arthur (76kg), and Sarah Robles (+87kg).

On the men’s side there are ten athletes that will be competing for team USA for the second consecutive year, Jordan Wissinger (67kg), Alex Lee (67kg), CJ Cummings(73kg), Harrison Maurus (81kg), Jordan Cantrell (89kg), Jason Bonnick (96kg), Nathan Damron (96kg), D’Angelo Osorio (102kg), Wes Kitts (109kg), and Caine Wilkes (+109kg).

The IWF World Weightlifting Championships is a gold level qualifying event, which means that this competition is a major 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier for USA’s Olympic hopefuls.

Check out the full roster below:

Team USA Women

Name Category Club Coach Hometown
Alyssa Ritchey 49 Team Juggernaut Max Aita Perrysburg, OH
Morghan King 49 Power and Grace Performance Spencer Arnold Dacula, GA
Jourdan Delacruz 55 Power and Grace Performance Spencer Arnold Dacula, GA
Jessica Lucero 59 Academy of Weightlifting Russell McCarthy Orange, CA
Hunter Elam 59 Mash Mafia Weightlifting Travis Mash Winston-Salem, NC
Sarabeth Jumper 59 (Reserve) Catalyst Athletics Aimee Everett Muscle Shoals, AL
Mattie Sasser 64 Forza Weightlifting David Ester Grayslake, Il
Kate Nye 71 Team Hercules Josh Galloway Oakland Township, MI
Mattie Rogers 71 Team O.C. Danny Camargo Orlando, FL
Meredith Alwine 71 (Reserve) Mash Mafia Weightlifting Travis Mash Virginia Beach, VA
Jenny Arthur 76 Unattached Kevin Doherty Colorado Springs, CO
Sarah Robles +87 Team Houston Tim Swords League City, TX

 

Team USA Men

Name Category Club Coach Hometown
Jordan Wissinger 67 Garage Strength Dane Miller Denver, PA
Alex Lee 67 (Reserve) Alee Athletics Shahin Nasirinia Chandler, AZ
CJ Cummings 73 Team Divergent Ray Jones Beaufort, SC
Harrison Maurus 81 Unattached N/A Auburn, WA
Christian Rodriguez Ocasio 81 California Strength David Spitz Pleasanton, CA
Jordan Cantrell 89 Mash Mafia Weightlifting Travis Mash Clovis, CA
John Downey 89 (Reserve) Academy of Weightlifting Russell McCarthy Lake Forest, CA
Nathan Damron 96 Mash Mafia Weightlifting Travis Mash Winston-Salem, NC
Jason Bonnick 96 Vero Beach Weightlifting Brian Secrest Loxahatchee, FL
D’Angelo Osorio 102 Lift 6 for 6 Rob Earwicker Vallejo, CA
Wes Kitts 109 California Strength David Spitz Livermore, CA
Caine Wilkes +109 Little League Weightlifting Christopher Wilkes Matthews, NC

We’re excited to see how these athletes use the next month to prepare for one of the biggest competitions of the year.

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.

Featured image from @usa_weightlifting Instagram page.

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