Earlier tonight, USA Weightlifting announced the official lineup for their Summer Universiade Team, the group of young American athletes who are headed to Taipei to compete from August 19-30 of this year.
The Summer Universiade is held every two years by the International University Sport Federation.
Earlier this month, USA Weightlifting’s University & Under 25 National Championships served as the final qualifier for the Universiade. At that competition, 58kg lifter Taylor Turner broke a nearly 15-year-old Junior American Record in the snatch to highlight an eventful weekend in Gainesville, Florida.
The full roster for both the Men and Women is below. Congrats to all the team members!
Team USA Men
|Christian Rodriguez-Ocasio||85kg||Toa Baja, Puerto Rico||Stoneage Weightlifting Club||East Tennessee State University|
|Zachary Karlins||85kg||Orlando, FL||Florida Elite||University of Central Florida|
|Darren Barnes||56kg||St Louis, MO||East Coast Gold||Lindenwood University|
|Andrew Cheung||56kg||Richmond, CA||Sense Gym Weightlifting||Midwestern University|
|Jake Baker||105kg||Aurora, CO||Delta Weightlifting||California State University, Sacramento|
|Drake Thompson||105kg||Englewood, OH||Pinnacle Weightlifting||Sinclair Community College|
|David Jorge||+105kg||Morristown, NJ||East Coast Gold||Union County College|
|Javier Pagliery||+105kg||Miami, FL||Team Soul Miami||St. Thomas University|
Team USA Women
|Shannon McNames||48kg||Wilmington, DE||West Chester Weighlifting||West Chester University of Pennsylvania|
|Danielle Roberts||58kg||Snellville, GA||East Alamama Weightlifting||University of North Georgia|
|Taylor Turner||58kg||Saint Augustine, FL||Vero Beach Weightlifting||Northern Michigan University|
|Adrianne Acosta||63kg||Forest Lake, MN||Mash Mafia Weightlifting||Herzing University|
|Kristin Pope||63kg||Atlanta, GA||Team Juggernaut||CCC|
|Danielle Hudes||69kg||Medford, NJ||East Coast Gold||Pima Medical Institute|
|Sylvia Hoffman||69kg||Philadelphia, PA||East Coast Gold||Pikes Peak Community College|
|Ruby Haman||75kg||Colorado Springs, CO||Pinnacle Weightlifting||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs|
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Nick English contributed reporting to this article.