USA Weightlifting Names Squads for Youth Worlds, Junior Pan-Ams, Junior Worlds

Following the 2017 USA Weightlifting Nike National Junior Championships — the last American qualification event for several international Youth and Junior competitions in 2017 — USAW has named its first three international squads of the year.

The full list of qualifying athletes is below. The competitions are the IWF Youth World Championships in Thailand, Junior Pan-American Championships in Ecuador, and IWF Junior World Championships in Japan.

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IWF Youth World Championships
April 4-11 –  Bangkok, Thailand

Men’s Squad

Athlete Weight
Category
Hometown
CJ Cummings69kgBeaufort, SC
Harrison Maurus77kgAuburn, WA
Nicholas Bramble94kgBurke, VA
Dean Scicchitano94kgLeawood, KS
Seth Tom50kgSan Francisco, CA
Antwan Kilbert56kgSt. Louis, MO
Shane Burdsall56kgClifton Heights, PA
Marcos Bribiesca+94kgAmarillo, TX
William Cohen69kgSavannah, GA
Jerome Smith69kgSt. Louis, MO

Women’s Squad

Athlete Weight
Category
Hometown
Kaela Stephano53kgBoca Raton, FL
Olivia Chardon44kgStuart, FL
Athena Schrijver69kgSanta Rosa, CA
Shay Carlock+75kgRathdrum, ID
Emma Nye44kgKansas City, MO
Taylor Babb63kgArlington, TN
Kuinini Manumua+75kgSan Francisco, CA
Claire Mackey69kgRocklin, CA
Shelby Neal58kgWake Forest, NC
Nadeen Pierre69kgAndover, MN


Junior Pan-American Championships

April 30-May 7 – Guayaquil, Ecuador

Men’s Squad 

Athlete Weight
Category
Hometown
Ryan Sennett+105kgRochester Hills, MI
Jacob Horst62kgReading, PA
Dylan Cooper105kgClemmons, NC
Michael Cohen94kgSavannah, GA
Zackary Burks105kgSavannah, MO
Mason Groehler77kgDenmark, WI
Josh Piasecki85kgSt. Cloud, FL
Kolton Koontz85kgMesa, AZ
Dennis Tan105kgQueen Creek, AZ
Matthew Montgomery94kgAdkins, TX


Women’s Squad

Athlete Weight
Category
Hometown
Jourdan Delacruz53kgWylie, TX
Hayley Reichardt48kgLeesport, PA
Jessie Bradley75kgProvo, UT
Meredith Alwine69kgVirginia Beach, VA
Sha’la McMillan+90kgPalmetto, FL
Juliana Riotto75kgFairfield, NJ
Taylor Turner58kgSt. Augustine, FL
Kaitlyn Jarrett+90kgPalo Cedro, CA
Shannon McNames48kgWilmington, DE
Amara Wiggan+90kgOrlando, FL

 

IWF Junior World Championships
June 16-23 – Tokyo, Japan

Men’s Squad

Athlete Weight
Category
Hometown
CJ Cummings69kgBeaufort, SC
Dylan Cooper105kgClemmons, NC
Ryan Sennett+105kgRochester Hills, MI
Jacob Horst62kgReading, PA
Jordan Wissinger69kgDenver, PA
Mason Groehler77kgDenmark, WI
Michael Cohen105kgSavannah, GA
Josh Piasecki85kgSt. Cloud, FL
Zackary Burks105kgSavannah, MO
Dale Loch77kgBlandon, PA


Women’s Squad
 

Athlete Weight
Category
Hometown
Maddy Myers63kgSan Diego, CA
Megan Seegert48kgDurham, CA
Jourdan Delacruz53kgWylie, TX
Hayley Reichardt48kgLeesport, PA
Jessie Bradley75kgProvo, UT
Juliana Riotto75kgFairfield, NJ
Sha’la McMillan+90kgPalmetto, FL
Meredith Alwine69kgVirginia Beach, VA
Kaitlyn Jarrett+90kgPalo Cedro, CA
Rebecca Walker90kgApache Junction, AZ

 

Congratulations to all the qualifying athletes, and we’re looking forward to seeing them compete!

Editor’s note: BarBend is the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting. While the two organizations work closely on collaborative content and coverage efforts, BarBend retains full editorial independence. 

Featured image: @liftinglife on Instagram

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