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): GoldĀ 
  • 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.Ā 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,Ā Alyssa RitcheyĀ (49kg),Ā Jourdan DelacruzĀ (55kg),Ā Jessica LuceroĀ (59kg), Hunter ElamĀ (59kg),Ā Mattie SasserĀ (64kg), Mattie RogersĀ (71kg),Ā Meredith AlwineĀ (71kg), Jenny ArthurĀ (76kg), and Sarah RoblesĀ (+87kg).

On the men’s side there are ten athletes that will be competing for team USA for the second consecutive year, Jordan WissingerĀ (67kg),Ā Alex LeeĀ (67kg), CJ Cummings(73kg), Harrison MaurusĀ (81kg),Ā Jordan CantrellĀ (89kg), Jason BonnickĀ (96kg),Ā Nathan DamronĀ (96kg),Ā Dā€™Angelo OsorioĀ (102kg), Wes KittsĀ (109kg), andĀ Caine WilkesĀ (+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

Alyssa Ritchey49Team JuggernautMax AitaPerrysburg, OH
Morghan King49Power and Grace PerformanceSpencer ArnoldDacula, GA
Jourdan Delacruz55Power and Grace PerformanceSpencer ArnoldDacula, GA
Jessica Lucero59Academy of WeightliftingRussell McCarthyOrange, CA
Hunter Elam59Mash Mafia WeightliftingTravis MashWinston-Salem, NC
Sarabeth Jumper59 (Reserve)Catalyst AthleticsAimee EverettMuscle Shoals, AL
Mattie Sasser64Forza WeightliftingDavid EsterGrayslake, Il
Kate Nye71Team HerculesJosh GallowayOakland Township, MI
Mattie Rogers71Team O.C.Danny CamargoOrlando, FL
Meredith Alwine71 (Reserve)Mash Mafia WeightliftingTravis MashVirginia Beach, VA
Jenny Arthur76UnattachedKevin DohertyColorado Springs, CO
Sarah Robles+87Team HoustonTim SwordsLeague City, TX


Team USA Men

Jordan Wissinger67Garage StrengthDane MillerDenver, PA
Alex Lee67 (Reserve)Alee AthleticsShahin NasiriniaChandler, AZ
CJ Cummings73Team DivergentRay JonesBeaufort, SC
Harrison Maurus81UnattachedN/AAuburn, WA
Christian Rodriguez Ocasio81California StrengthDavid SpitzPleasanton, CA
Jordan Cantrell89Mash Mafia WeightliftingTravis MashClovis, CA
John Downey89 (Reserve)Academy of WeightliftingRussell McCarthyLake Forest, CA
Nathan Damron96Mash Mafia WeightliftingTravis MashWinston-Salem, NC
Jason Bonnick96Vero Beach WeightliftingBrian SecrestLoxahatchee, FL
Dā€™Angelo Osorio102Lift 6 for 6Rob EarwickerVallejo, CA
Wes Kitts109California StrengthDavid SpitzLivermore, CA
Caine Wilkes+109Little League WeightliftingChristopher WilkesMatthews, NC

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

Editorā€™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.

Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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