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 Cummings 69kg Beaufort, SC
Harrison Maurus 77kg Auburn, WA
Nicholas Bramble 94kg Burke, VA
Dean Scicchitano 94kg Leawood, KS
Seth Tom 50kg San Francisco, CA
Antwan Kilbert 56kg St. Louis, MO
Shane Burdsall 56kg Clifton Heights, PA
Marcos Bribiesca +94kg Amarillo, TX
William Cohen 69kg Savannah, GA
Jerome Smith 69kg St. Louis, MO

Women’s Squad

Athlete  Weight
Category
Hometown
Kaela Stephano 53kg Boca Raton, FL
Olivia Chardon 44kg Stuart, FL
Athena Schrijver 69kg Santa Rosa, CA
Shay Carlock +75kg Rathdrum, ID
Emma Nye 44kg Kansas City, MO
Taylor Babb 63kg Arlington, TN
Kuinini Manumua +75kg San Francisco, CA
Claire Mackey 69kg Rocklin, CA
Shelby Neal 58kg Wake Forest, NC
Nadeen Pierre 69kg Andover, MN


Junior Pan-American Championships

April 30-May 7 – Guayaquil, Ecuador

Men’s Squad 

Athlete  Weight
Category
Hometown
Ryan Sennett +105kg Rochester Hills, MI
Jacob Horst 62kg Reading, PA
Dylan Cooper 105kg Clemmons, NC
Michael Cohen 94kg Savannah, GA
Zackary Burks 105kg Savannah, MO
Mason Groehler 77kg Denmark, WI
Josh Piasecki 85kg St. Cloud, FL
Kolton Koontz 85kg Mesa, AZ
Dennis Tan 105kg Queen Creek, AZ
Matthew Montgomery 94kg Adkins, TX


Women’s Squad

Athlete  Weight
Category
Hometown
Jourdan Delacruz 53kg Wylie, TX
Hayley Reichardt 48kg Leesport, PA
Jessie Bradley 75kg Provo, UT
Meredith Alwine 69kg Virginia Beach, VA
Sha’la McMillan +90kg Palmetto, FL
Juliana Riotto 75kg Fairfield, NJ
Taylor Turner 58kg St. Augustine, FL
Kaitlyn Jarrett +90kg Palo Cedro, CA
Shannon McNames 48kg Wilmington, DE
Amara Wiggan +90kg Orlando, FL

 

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

Men’s Squad

Athlete  Weight
Category
Hometown
CJ Cummings 69kg Beaufort, SC
Dylan Cooper 105kg Clemmons, NC
Ryan Sennett +105kg Rochester Hills, MI
Jacob Horst 62kg Reading, PA
Jordan Wissinger 69kg Denver, PA
Mason Groehler 77kg Denmark, WI
Michael Cohen 105kg Savannah, GA
Josh Piasecki 85kg St. Cloud, FL
Zackary Burks 105kg Savannah, MO
Dale Loch 77kg Blandon, PA


Women’s Squad
 

Athlete  Weight
Category
Hometown
Maddy Myers 63kg San Diego, CA
Megan Seegert 48kg Durham, CA
Jourdan Delacruz 53kg Wylie, TX
Hayley Reichardt 48kg Leesport, PA
Jessie Bradley 75kg Provo, UT
Juliana Riotto 75kg Fairfield, NJ
Sha’la McMillan +90kg Palmetto, FL
Meredith Alwine 69kg Virginia Beach, VA
Kaitlyn Jarrett +90kg Palo Cedro, CA
Rebecca Walker 90kg Apache Junction, AZ

 

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

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