USA Weightlifting Features 2013 Youth World Cha...

2013 Youth World Championships Updates

April 08, 2013, 11:13 a.m. (ET)

The following page will feature updates from the 2013 Youth World Championships from Team Leader Peter Roselli. 


April 8, 2013

The 2013 Youth World Championships competition begins  today. Most US team members have arrived, with the balance due to arrive this afternoon.

A Live Scoreboard for this competition is being broadcast on the IWF web site, www.IWF.net.

 

A record number of entries - 257 men and 189 women from 52 countries - are competing here in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan, to secure slots for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Nanjing, China, next year. The IWF Will allocate a total of 110 men's and women's slots  for weightlifting at the Games, 89 of which will be awarded here  based on team rankings at the conclusion of the competition.

 

A maximum of two men's and women's slots are able to be earned per country from the IWF. If slots are not earned at this Qualification Event, continental qualification competitions will be held next year, at which one men's or women's slot can be secured by those countries not earning them in Tashkent.

 

April 9, 2013 3:30 pm 

Sydney Goad, daughter of Olympian and world champion Robin Goad, competing in her second world championship in seven months, tied her current Youth American Record snatch on her first attempt, then broke it on her second with 50 kg, then again on her third with 52 kg.

 

In the clean & jerk, Goad opened with a successful 62 kg, breaking her Youth American Record 112 kg total with 114 kg, then a new jerk record at 65 and total at 117, then again at 68 kg and a new Youth American Record total at 120 kg, eight kg higher than her existing total record.

 

On the day, Goad finished 6 for 6, setting seven personal records, all of which were Youth American Records as well, in a record shattering performance.

Goad's placement awaits conclusion of the 44 kg A session later today. 

Next on the platform is Will Cohen 9:00 pm tonight, in the 56 kg D session.

 

Update: 

William Cohen, son of 1980 US Olympic Team member and former US Olympic Team Coach Michael Cohen, competed in the 56 kg D session today at the Youth World Championships, his first international competition.

Cohen completed snatches of 72 kg and 75 kg, before missing his third at 78 kg. In the clean and jerk, Cohen opened successfully with 92 kg, missed the clean with 96 kg on his second, then completed the lift on his third attempt.

Cohen finished with a 171 kg in total, going 4 for 6 on the day.

 

Cohen's placement awaits conclusion of the 56 kg A session tomorrow.

After the 44 kg A session earlier today, Sydney Goad placed seventeenth, scoring eight team points for the US women and setting seven Youth American Records, in a six for six performance.

 

Next to lift for Team USA are Clarence Cummings in the 56 C session and Olivia Perez in the 48 B session tomorrow.

 

Update:

Clarence Cummings Jr., The youngest member of Team USA at thirteen, competed in the 56 kg C session today at the Youth World Championships, his first international competition. 

 

Cummings completed all three snatch attempts, opening with 84 kg, then breaking his own Youth American Record on his second and third attempts at 89 kg and 91 kg.

 

In the clean & jerk, Cummings opened with 111 kg, then broke his own YAR with a successful effort at 118 kg. He then moved up to 121 kg on his third in an effort to set another YAR, cleaning the weight but missing this jerk.

Cummings also  broke his own YAR 205 total with a 209 kg result.

 

Overall, Cummings broke four Youth American Records, finishing 5 for 6 on the day in a record shattering performance. Cummings' placement awaits conclusion of the 56 kg A session later today.

 

Next on the platform is Olivia Perez in the 48 kg session.

 

Update:

Olivia Perez competed in the 48 kg B session today at the Youth World Championships, her first international competition.

Perez opened with a successful snatch attempt at 45 kg, then missed personal record second and third attempts at 48 kg.

In the clean & jerk, Perez opened with a successful 58 kg, moved to 61 kg for a successful second attempt, then cleaned a personal record 64 kg but missed the jerk.

 

Perez totaled 106 kg, finishing 3 for 6 on the day.  Perez's placement awaits conclusion of the 48 kg A session later today.

 

Six Team USA lifters compete tomorrow - Kaija Bramell and Savannah Braud in the 53 kg C session, Melvin Peete the in 62 kg C session, Mason Groehler and Lucca Perretti in the 69 kg C session, and Mia Tiongson in the 58 kg C session.

 

April 10, 2013
 

Kaija Bramwell, Savannah Braud and Melvin Peete competed in the 53 kg and 62 kg C sessions today at the Youth World Championships, their first international competition. Bramwell opened with a successful 49 kg in the snatch, then made 51 kg and a personal best 53 kg on her third attempt. In the clean & jerk, Bramwell completed 68 kg on her first attempt, then tied her personal best 71 kg on her second, before missing 73 kg on her third, successfully cleaning the weight but pressing out the jerk. Bramwell totaled a personal best 124 kg in a 5 for 6 performance.

 

Savannah Braud opened with an unsuccessful snatch attempt at 50 kg, then made it and  tied her personal best 52 kg on her third.  In the clean & jerk, Braud, experiencing upper back pain throughout the competition, missed her opening attempt forward with 65 kg, following with unsuccessful attempts at the same weight on her second and third attempts. 

 

Melvin Peete completed three successful snatches, at 88 kg, 91 kg, and a personal best 93 kg. In the clean & jerk, Peete opened with a successful 119 kg, then missed 124 kg on press out on his second, then missed the clean on his third attempt with 125 kg.

 

Peete finished with a total of 212 kg in a 4 for 6 performance. 

 

At the conclusion of the 48 kg and 56 kg A sessions, Olivia Perez placed 23rd, scoring three points for the Team USA women. William Cohen placed 36th, out of scoring range.  Bramwell's and Peete's placements await conclusion of the 53 kg and 62 kg A sessions later today. 

 

Next to compete for Team USA are Mason Groehler and Lucca Perretti in the 69 kg C session, and Maria Tiongson in the 58 kg C session.


Update:

Mason Groehler, Lucca Perretti, and Maria Tiongson competed in the 69 kg and 58 kg C sessions today at the Youth World Championships, the first international competition for Perretti and Tiongson, and the second for Groehler, who competed in the 2012 Youth World Championships in Slovakia.

Perretti and Groehler, evenly matched, snatched in tandem. Perretti opened with a successful 99 kg, then Groehler with 100 kg. Perretti moved up to tie his personal record at 103 kg on his second. Groehler missed a personal record 104 kg behind, then succeeded with the weight on his third. Perretti's third attempt was close at 105 kg, but missed behind.

In the clean & jerk, both lifters opened with 121 kg, Perretti succeeding while Groehler missed the clean,  then made the weight on his second attempt. Groehler moved up for a successful attempt at 123 kg. Perretti made 125kg on his second, then jerked 128 kg but was turned down by referee decision.

Both Groehler and Perretti totaled 227kg in 4 for 6 performances on the day.

Tiongson snatched 61 kg on her first attempt, tied her personal record 65 kg on her second, then missed 67 kg on her third attempt.

In the clean & jerk, Tiongson successfully completed 74 kg and 77 kg , then cleaned 81 kg on her third attempt, but failed to jerk the weight.

Tiongson totaled a 142 kg, in a 4 for 6 performance.

At the conclusion of the 56 kg A session, Clarence Cummings Jr. placed 19th, scoring 7 points for the Team USA men.

Placements for Groehler, Perretti and Tiongson await the conclusion of the 69 kg and 58 kg A sessions tomorrow.

Next on the platform for Team USA is Dominic Trozzi in the 77/85 kg C session tomorrow.

April 11, 2013

Dominic Trozzi competed in the 77/85 kg C session today at the Youth World Championships, his first international appearance.

Trozzi snatched 104 kg on his first attempt, then missed 108 kg on his second and third.

In the clean & jerk, Trozzi opened with a successful 128 kg, then completed 134 kg on his second, but missed 137 kg on his third.

Trozzi totaled 238 kg, in a 3 for 6 performance.

Trozzi's placement awaits the conclusion of the 77 kg A session tomorrow.

At the conclusion of the 53 kg A session, Kaija Bramwell placed 23rd, scoring three points for the Team USA women. 

At the conclusion of the 62 kg A session, Melvin Peete placed 29th, out of point scoring range.

At the conclusion of the 58 kg A session, Maria Tiongson placed 22nd, scoring four points for the Team USA women. 

At the conclusion of the 69 kg A session, Lucca Perretti finished 25th, scoring one point forthe Team USA men. Mason Groehler finished twenty sixth, out of point scoring range.

Next on the platform Tanner Reichart in the 77 kg B session, and Daniel Wiitanen in the 85 kg B session tomorrow.

April 12, 2013

Tanner Reichardt and Daniel Wiitanen competed in the 77 kg and 85  kg B sessions today at the Youth World Championships, Reichardt's first international appearance. Wiitanen competed in last year's championship in Slovakia.

Reichardt snatched 104 kg successfully on his first attempt, then made a personal record 109 kg on his second, but missed 111 kg on his third. 

In the clean & jerk, Reichardt opened with a successful 135 kg, then made a personal record 139 kg on his second attempt, missing 147 kg on his third.

Reichardt totaled a personal record 248 kg in a 4 for 6 performance on the day, placing 21st in the 77 kg category, to score five points for the Team USA men. Dominic Trozzi placed 25th to score one point, also in  77 kg .

Wiitanen opened in the snatch with 107 kg, which he missed behind, then made on his second, followed by a miss at 111 kg on his third attempt.

In the clean & jerk, Wiitanen opened with a successful 140 kg, then made a personal record 148 kg on his second attempt, cleaning 151 kg on his third, but missed the jerk.

Wiitanen totaled a personal record 255 kg in a 3 for 6 performance, placing 20th overall in the 85 kg category, to score six points for the Team USA men.

Next on the platform are Deirdre Lenzsch and Kjayla Martin in the 69+ B session tomorrow, the last Team USA lifters to compete at the championships.

Update:

Kjayla Martin and Deirdre Lenzsch competed in

the 69+ kg B sessions today at the Youth World Championships, the first international appearance for both lifters.

Martin opened with an unsuccessful 73 kg snatch, then missed the same weight on her second and third attempts.

In the clean & jerk, Martin made 95 kg on her first attempt then succeeded with a personal record 100 kg on her second, cleaned 106 kg on her third, but missed the jerk behind.

Lenzsch opened with a successful 76 kg in the snatch, tied her personal record at 81 kg on her second attempt, then made 83 kg on her third for a new  personal record in the snatch.

In the clean & jerk, Lenzsch opened with a successful 95 kg, made a personal record 102 kg on her second, then made another personal record at 107 kg.

Lenzsch totaled a personal record 190 kg, fourteen kg better than her previous best, In 6 for 6 performance, in the process setting 6 personal records on the day, placing tenth overall in the 69+ kg category, and scoring 17 points for the Team USA women.

In team qualification for the Youth Olympic Games, the Team USA women placed 21st, scoring a total of 40 points, Egypt, the final team to earn one YOG slot, scored 74 points to secure 15th place.

In team qualification for the Youth Olympic Games, the Team USA placed 25th, scoring a total of 25 points, Turkmenistan, the final team to earn one YOG slot, scored 79 points to secure 16th place.