Team USA Named for 2017 Summer Universiade
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
|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|
"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.