Team USA Named for 2017 Summer Universiade

April 19, 2017, 5:41 p.m. (ET)

USA Weightlifting Wednesday announced the team that will represent Team USA at the 2017 Summer Universiade August 19-30, 2017 in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. 

The International University Sport Federation holds the international Games every two years. 

Team USA will field a full team of 16 athletes: 8 men and 8 women.

Team USA Men

Name Weight Category Hometown Club College/University
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

Name Weight Category Hometown Club College/University
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



"This will be a great experience for our athletes," USA Weightlifting Associate Executive Director of Sport Lance Williams said. "We look forward to cheering on Team USA this summer."

Live stream and more event information will become available closer to the competition.