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2014 Junior Pan Am Championships

Dec. 20, 2013, 5:19 p.m. (ET)


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FINAL EVENT RESULTS

Team USA Report By Team Leader/USA Weightlifting High Performance Director, Peter Roselli

Sunday, April 4, 2014  Reno, Nevada

On the fourth and fifth days of  the 2014 Junior Pan American Championship in Reno, Nevada, Marissa Klingseis in the 75+k g category, Paul Woelmer and Hunter Forte in the 85 kg category, and Ian Wilson in the 105 kg category, lifted for Team USA in the competition.

Klingseis earned a clean sweep of silver medals, snatching 98 kg on her third attempt, cleaning & jerking 120 kg on her second after missing the weight on her first, then missing 125, and totaling 218 kg. Klingseis went three for six on the day.

 Forte and Woelmer both totaled 291 kg, placing fourth and fifth respectively, with Forte the lighter body weight competitor. Forte snatched 128 kg on his third attempt, while Woelmer made the same lift on his second, only to miss 131 kg on his third. In the clean & jerk, Forte made 163 kg on this third attempt, after Woelmer lifted the same weight on his second, then missed 167 kg on his third attempt. Overall, both lifters went four for six on the day.

Wilson opened with a successful 160 kg snatch, followed with 168 kg, then had a close miss with a Junior and Senior American Record 173 kg. In the clean and jerk, Wilson missed 195 kg on his first attempt, then again on his second and third, for no total in the competition.

On conclusion of the competition, Team USA was awarded second place team trophies for both men and women.

Team USA next mounts the international platform in the 2014 Pan American Youth Championships/Youth Olympic Games Continental Qualification Event,  May 7 to 11, in Lima, Peru.


Friday, April 4, 2014 Reno, Nevada

On the third competition day of  the 2014 Junior Pan American Championship in Reno, Nevada, seven Team USA lifters – Thomas Felstead and Dominic Stolle in the 69 kg body weight category, Nathan Damron in the 77 kg category, Hailee Lollar and Victoria Gillooly in the 58 kg category, and Martha Rogers and Lauren Fisher in the 63 kg category – competed today.

Felstead and Stolle both totaled 249 kg in the 69 kg category, with Felstead finishing fifth  on body weight, and Stolle seventh overall. Felstead snatched 111 kg on his second attempt, and clean & jerked 138 kg on his third, while Stolle was successful with 115 kg on his third attempt snatch, then  missed 134 kg on his first attempt clean & jerk, made the weight on his second, then missed 138 kg on his third. Both Felstead and Stolle went four for six on the day.

Nathan Damron snatched 123 kg and clean & jerked 153 kg to total 276 kg in the 77 kg category, finishing fifth overall. Damron went two for six in the competition.

Lollar earned a bronze medal in the snatch with 72 kg in the 58 kg category, then missed 86 kg twice before making the weight on her third attempt clean & jerk to finish fourth overall, with a total of 158 kg. Gillooly snatched 72 kg, then earned two bronze medals, with 96 kg in the clean & jerk and a 168 kg total overall. Lollar went two for six in the competition, while Gillooly went three for six on the day.

Rodgers and Fisher placed third and fourth overall in the 63 kg category, totaling 188 kg and 184 kg. Rodgers snatches 89 kg and clean & jerked 99kg, missing her second and third  jerk attempts with at 102 kg. Fisher snatched 78 kg, then clean & jerked 106 kg before missing 110 kg  on her third. Rogers earned bronze in the snatch and total, while Fisher earned bronze in the clean & jerk. Rogers went four for six, and Fisher five for six on the day.

Next on the platform tomorrow for Team USA are Marissa Klingseis in the 75+ category, and Paul Woelmer and Hunter Forte in the 85 kg category.

Thursday, April 3, 2014  Reno, Nevada

On the second competition day of  the 2014 Junior Pan American Championship in Reno, Nevada, Ellen Kercher and Ashley Koren competed in the 53 kg body weight category today.

Ellen Kercher opened with 68 kg in the snatch, moved up to a successful 70 kg on her second, then missed 72 kg on her third. In the clean & jerk, Kercher opened with 87 kg but was turned down due to press out, was again turned down on her second, finally completing the lift on her third attempt, to earn a bronze medal. Kercher  totaled 157 kg to finish fourth overall, in a 3 for six performance on the day.

Ashley Koren snatched 67 kg on her first attempt, was turned for press out on her second with 70 kg, then moved up to 71 kg for a third attempt success. In the clean & jerk, Koren opened with 84 kg, then missed 87 kg and 88 kg on her second and third attempts, finishing  with a 155 kg total for fifth place overall, in a three for six performance.

Next on the platform tomorrow are seven Team USA lifters – Thomas Felstead and Dominic Stolle in the 69 kg body weight category, Nathan Damron in the 77 kg category, Hailee Lollar and Victoria Gillooly in the 58 kg category, and Martha Rogers and Lauren Fisher in the 63 kg category.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Reno, Nevada

In the opening session of the 2014 Junior Pan American Championship being hosted by the United States in Reno, Nevada, Darren and Darrel Barnes competed in the 56 kg and 62 kg body weight categories in the opening session of the competition today.

Darren Barnes snatched a Junior and Senior American Record 110 kg on his final attempt, after opening with 103 kg and completing 108 kg on his second, as well a Junior and Senior record. In the clean & jerk, Barnes opened with a successful 130 kg, followed with 135, then failed to complete the jerk on his 140 kg third attempt. 

Barnes set a Junior and Senior American Record 245 kg total, earning the gold medal in the snatch, and silver in the clean & jerk and total, setting 6 Junior and Senior American Records combined in a five for six performance on the day.

Darrel Barnes opened with a successful 113 kg snatch, missed 119 kg on this second, then made a Junior American Record 122 kg on his third, tying the Senior American Record recently set by Derrick Johnson in Foster City, California. In the clean & jerk, Barnes opened with a successful 142 kg, then moved up to 149 kg in a bid to break the current Senior American Record total of 270 kg and his own 268 kg Junior total record, but failed to complete the lift on his second and third attempts.

Overall, Barnes totaled 264 kg, earning silver medals across the board in the snatch, clean & jerk and total, in a three for six performance on the day.

Next on the platform tomorrow are Ellen Kercher and Ashley Koren in the 53 kg body weight category.

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USA Weightlifting is proud to announce that the 2014 Pan American Junior Championship has been awarded to the United States by the Pan American Weightlifting Federation. The competition will take place March 31- April 6th at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno, Nev., and will feature some of the best Under-20 prospects in the Western Hemisphere.

“We are delighted the Pan American Weightlifting Federation has given the United States the opportunity to host this prestigious competition,” said USA Weightlifting CEO Michael Massik. “We look forward to welcoming our Pan American friends for a great competition in a great city.”

"We would like to thank the USA Weightlifting Federation for the development of our sport by hosting the Junior Pan American Championships and the World Championships in 2015,” said Pan American Weightlifting Federation President Willin Ozuna. “I want to encourage all to continue working to raise the voice that our sport is only one in Americas.”

Along with the Pan Am Junior Championship, USA Weightlifting will also hold an Open Championships.

USA Weightlifting will hold a Junior International Camp in the run up to the Championship at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., to accompany the camp.

American athletes between 15-20 can begin the process of qualification for this prestigious international event at the 2013 American Open (Dec. 5-8 in Dallas, Texas) and the 2014 National Junior Championship (Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Aurora, Colo.).

“Reno Tahoe USA is grateful to the Pan American Weightlifting Federation for selecting the U.S., and to USA Weightlifting for allowing this great destination to host the 2014 Pan American Junior Championships,” said Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Christopher Baum. “We’re proud to welcome accomplished athletes from around the world, and we’re looking forward to an exciting competition.”