USA Weightlifting Features 2015 Junior World Ch...

2015 Junior World Championships

April 01, 2015, 3:08 p.m. (ET)

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Team USA Athlete Competition Time

6/7/2015

48kg B – Sydney Goad – 10am local/4am Eastern/2am Mountain

6/8/2015

53kg B – Shelby Koren – 10am local/4am Eastern/2am Mountain
69kg B – CJ Cummings – 2.30pm local/8.30am Eastern/6.30am Mountain
69kg B – Michael Hunt – 2.30pm local/8.30am Eastern/6.30am Mountain

6/9/2015

58kg B – N. Hope Stockel – 10am local/4am Eastern/2am Mountain
58kg A – Maddy Myers – 12noon local/6am Eastern/4am Mountain
77kg B – Nathan Damron – 2.30pm local/8.30am Eastern/6.30am Mountain
77kg B – Dominick Trozzi – 2.30pm local/8.30am Eastern/6.30am Mountain

6/10/2015

63kg A – Mattie Rogers – 12noon local/6am Eastern/4am Mountain
85kg B – Thomas Summa – 2.30pm local/8.30am Eastern/6.30am Mountain
85kg B – Nathan Stemo – 2.30pm local/8.30am Eastern/6.30am Mountain

6/11/2015

94kg B – Michael Cohen – 2.30pm local/8.30am Eastern/6.30am Mountain
94kg B – Dylan Cooper – 2.30pm local/8.30am Eastern/6.30am Mountain

6/12/2015

75kg A – Jessie Bradley – 12noon local/6am Eastern/4am Mountain

6/13/2015

+75kg A – Marissa Klingseis – 1pm local/7am Eastern/5am Mountain

Team Leader Report

Saturday, June 13

On the final day of the 2015 Junior World Championships, Marissa Klingseis lifted in the 75+ A session.

Klingseis opened with a successful 100 kg snatch, missed 103 kg on her second attempt, then made the same weight on her third, finishing 6th overall in the 75+ kg snatch competition. in the clean and jerk, Klingseis made her first attempt 127 kg, followed with a successful 131 kg, then missed the clean at 134 kg on her third attempt, finishing 6th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Klingseis totaled 234 kg to finish 5th overall in the competition, in a 4 for 6 performance.

On conclusion of the men’s 105+ kg category A session, Team USA women placed 6th with 327 points, behind Egypt with 342 points. Team USA men finished 8th with 276 points, behind Korea with 311 points.

Team USA returns to United States overnight tonight.

Friday, June 12

Jesse Bradley lifted today in the 75 kg A session.

Bradley missed her opening 89 kg snatch, made the same weight on her second, then made 92 kg on her third attempt, finishing 9th overall in the 75 kg snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Bradley made 105 kg, then missed her second and third attempts with 110 kg, finishing 8th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Bradley totaled 197 kg to finish 8th overall, in a 3 for 6 performance.

On the final day of competition tomorrow, Marissa Klingseis lifts in the 75+ kg A session.

Thursday, June 11

On the platform today were Michael Cohen and Dylan Cooper in the 94 kg B session.

Cooper opened with a successful 125 kg snatch, missed 130 kg on his second, then made the same weight on this third attempt, finishing 16th overall in the 94 kg snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Cooper opened with a successful 160 kg, missed a personal record 165 kg on his second attempt, then made 166 kg on his third, finishing 14th in the category clean and jerk competition. Cooper totaled successive personal records 290 kg and 296 kg to finish 15th overall, in a 4 for 6 performance.

Cohen made his first attempt 126 kg snatch,followed with a personal record 131 kg on his second, then then made a personal record 135 kg on his third attempt, finishing 14th overall in the category snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Cohen opened with a successful 165 kg first attempt, made 170 kg on his second, then made 174 kg on this third attempt, finishing 9th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Cohen totaled successive personal records 305 kg and 309 kg with his second and third clean and jerk attempts, finishing 12th overall in the competition, in a 6 for 6 performance.

On the platform for Team USA tomorrow is Jesse Bradley in the 75 kg A session.

Wednesday, June 10

First on the platform today was Mattie Rogers lifting in the 63 kg A session. Rogers missed her opening and second attempt snatches with 91 kg, then made the same weight on her third, finishing 5th overall in the 63 kg snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Rogers opened with a successful 110 kg, Then missed 114 kg on her second and third attempts, finishing 8th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Rogers totaled 201 kg, finishing 7th overall, in a  2 for 6 performance on the day.

Later in the day, Nathan Stemo and Tom Summa lifted in the 85 kg B session. 

Summa opened with a miss at 125 kg in the snatch, made the same weight on his second attempt, then made a personal record 130 kg on his third, finishing 17th overall in the 85 kg snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Summa made 153 kg on his first attempt, moved up to 157 kg for a success on his second, then made a personal record 160 kg third attempt, finishing 16th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Summa totaled a personal record 290 kg, finishing 16th overall in the competition, in a 5 for 6 performance.

Nathan Stemo made a personal record 130 kg snatch first attempt, missed 135 kg on his second, then made the same weight on his third for a second personal record in the snatch, finishing 15th overall in the 85 kg snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Stemo opened with a miss at 151 kg, made the same weight on his second, then missed a personal record attempt at 160kg on his third, to finish 18th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Stemo totaled 286 kg, finishing 18th  overall in the competition, in a 3 for 6 performance.

Next on the platform tomorrow are Michael Cohen and Dylan Cooper in the 94 kg B session.

Wednesday, June 9

First on the platform today was Hope Stockel, lifting in the 58 kg B session. Stockel opened with a miss at 74 kg in the snatch, made the same weight on her second attempt, then missed her third with 77 kg, finishing 17th overall in the 58 kg snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Stockel made her first attempt 91 kg, followed with a successful 94 kg, then missed her third attempt 96 kg, to finish 13th in the category clean and jerk competition. Stockel totaled 168 kg, finishing 14th overall, in a 3 for 6 performance on the day.

Later  in the day, Nathan Damron and Dominick Trozzi lifted in the 77 kg B session. 

Trozzi opened with a successful 120 kg snatch, followed with 125 kg on this second attempt, then missed 128 kg on his third attempt, to finish 18th overall in the 77kg snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Trozzi made 148 kg on this first attempt, then missed his second and third attempts with 152 kg, finishing 19th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Trozzi totaled 273 kg, finishing 17th overall, in a 3 for 6 performance.

Nathan Damron opened with a miss at a personal record 130 kg in the snatch, made the same weight on his second attempt, them missed 135 kg on his third attempt, finishing 15th overall in the 77 kg snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Damron missed a personal record 160 kg on his first attempt, made the same weight on his second, them missed 165 kg on his third, finishing 12th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Damron totaled a personal record 290 kg, finishing 10th, in a 2 for 6 performance.

Next on the platform for Team USA tomorrow are Maddie Rogers in the 63 kg A, and Nathan Stemo and Tom Simma in the 85 kg B sessions.

Monday, June 8

First on the platform for Team USA today was Shelby Koren, competing in the women’s 53 kg B session. Koren opened with a successful 62 kg snatch, missed 65 kg on her second attempt, then made the same weight on her third, finishing 14th overall in the 53 kg snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Koren made 82 kg on her first attempt, then missed 86 kg on her second and third attempts to finish 14th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Koren totaled 147 kg, finishing 14th in the competition overall, in a 2 for 6 performance.

Michael Hunt and CJ Cummings later competed in the men’s 69 kg category B session.

Hunt opened with a successful 116 kg snatch, then missed 120 kg on his second and third attempts, finishing 19th overall in the 69 kg snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Hunt made 144 kg on his first attempt, then missed the clean with 147 kg on his second and third attempts, finishing 17th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Hunt totaled a personal record 263 kg, in a 2 for 6 performance on the day.

CJ Cummings opened with a successful 120 kg snatch, missed 125 kg on his second attempt, then made the same weight on his third, finishing 13th overall in the 69  kg category snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Cummings made 154 kg on his first attempt, then broke the Youth and Junior American Records successively on his second and third attempts with 162 kg and 170 kg, finishing 4th overall in the category clean and jerk competition. Cummings totaled a Youth American Record 279 kg with his first clean and jerk, then set successive Youth and Junior American total records of 287 kg and 295 kg with his second and third clean and jerk attempts to finish 7th in the competition overall, in a 5 for 6 performance.

Next on the platform tomorrow are Hope Stockel in the 58 category B, Maddy Myers in the 58 kg A, and Nathan Damron and Dominick Trozzi in the 77kg B sessions.

Sunday, June 7, 2015 3:30 pm

Competition at the 2015 Junior World Championships began yesterday, June 6, with the men’s 56 kg A session. The competition is hosted this year by the Polish Weightlifting Federation in Wroclaw, site of the 2013 World Weightlifting Championships, marking a record tenth World Weightlifting Championships event hosted by the Polish Federation, the most of any IWF member federation.

Forty-two countries are entered in this year’s competition, with 101  women and 135 men  participating in seven women’s and eight men’s body weight categories over the six days of competition. Contending countries entering full teams of fifteen athletes this year are Poland, Russia, Turkey and the United States.

The following is a day by day briefing on Team USA participation in this annual world championship for Junior weightlifting athletes:

Sunday, June 7

First on the platform for Team USA this morning was Sydney Goad competing in the 48 kg B session. Goad opened with a successful 58 kg snatch, then missed 62 kg on her second and third attempts, placing 15th overall in the 48 kg body weight category snatch competition. In the clean and jerk, Goad made 73 kg on her first attempt, followed with a successful 75 kg on her second, then made 77 kg on her third attempt, finishing 14th overall in the 48 kg category clean and jerk competition. Goad totaled 135 kg to finish 15th overall, in a 4 for 6 performance on the day.

Shelby Koren competes next for Team USA tomorrow morning in the women’s 53 kg B session, followed at midday by CJ Cummings and Michael Hunt in the men’s 69 kg B session.

USA Weightlifting Names Team for 2015 Junior World Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—(April 1) USA Weightlifting has chosen 19 young luminaries to represent Team USA at the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships June 4-13 in Wroclaw, Poland. The select annual event will feature elite junior-level competitors from nations across the world.

The 19 junior American lifters, including four squad reserves, earned their spots with Team USA based on combined rankings from two events: the 2014 USA Weightlifting American Open last December in Washington, D.C.; and the 2015 USA Weightlifting National Junior Championships Feb. 12-15 in Oklahoma City, where more than 200 of the country’s top competitors age 20 and younger vied to improve their rankings for selection to international teams.

Seven females will represent Team USA in Poland: Sydney Goad (Atlanta; Coffee’s Gym; coach: John Coffee), 48kg; Shelby Koren (Port Orange, Fla.; Team Florida Volusia County; coach: Thomas Bennett), 53kg; Kaija Bramwell (Mesa, Ariz.; Performance One; coach: Joe Micela), 53kg; Maddy Myers (Albuquerque, N.M.; Invictus Athlete Weightlifting; coach: C.J. Martin), 58kg; Mattie Rogers (Apopka, Fla.; Team O.C.; coach: Danny Camargo), 63kg; Jessie Bradley (Colorado Springs, Colo., and Orem, Utah; United States Olympic Training Center resident, unattached; coaches: Zygmunt Smalcerz/Cara Heads), 75kg; and Marissa Klingseis (St. Jospeh, Mo.; Wesley Weightlifters; coach: Dennis Snethen), +75kg.

Eight males will represent the red, white and blue in Wroclaw: Michael Hunt (Atlanta; Coffee’s Gym; coach: John Coffee), 69kg; C.J. Cummings (Beaufort, S.C.; Team Savannah; coach: Rayford Jones), 69kg; Nathan Damron (Gardner, Kan.; unattached; coach: none designated), 77kg; Dominick Trozzi (Parma, Ohio; West Park YMCA; coach: Terry Grow), 77kg; Tom Summa (Kirkwood, Mo.; Kirkwood Weightlifting; coach: Benn Overkamp), 85kg; Nathan Stemo (Milwaukee; Milwaukee Barbell; coach: J. Murph DeVane), 85kg; Dylan Cooper (Raleigh, N.C.; Team MDUSA; coach: Travis Mash), 94kg; and Michael H. Cohen (Savannah, Ga.; Team Savannah; coach: Michael M. Cohen), 94kg.

Team USA will also include four reserve athletes: N. Hope Stockel (Flowery Branch, Ga.; Team Georgia; coach: C.J. Stockel), women’s 58kg; Angelica Figueroa (Orlando, Fla.; Team Florida Orlando; coach: Tyrone Harvey), women’s +75kg; Kenny Wilkins (Austin, Texas; Force Praxeum; coach: Erika Talbot), men’s 62kg; and Paul Smith (Bradenton, Fla.; Team Florida Manatee County; coach: Chris Pennington), men’s 105kg.

Of these 19 American athletes, the following competitors will represent Team USA at the 2015 IWF Junior Pan American Championships May 5-10 in Cartagena, Colombia: Klingseis, Bradley, Rogers, Myers, Koren, Goad, Stockel, Cooper, Summa, Stemo, Hunt, Damron and Trozzi. Cohen and Cummings will also represent Team USA at the IWF World Youth Championships April 6-13 in Lima, Peru. In addition, Summa already competed in March at the 2015 Manual Suarez Championship in Cuba, winning a silver medal in the senior division with a 282kg total lift.

Several members of Team USA are current American record holders: Goad, 48kg, youth and junior women’s records; Bramwell, 53kg, women’s youth records; Myers, 58kg and 63kg, junior women’s clean and jerk and total lift records, 16-17 year old youth women’s records; Rogers, 63kg, junior women’s snatch record; Bradley, 75kg, women’s 16-17 youth women’s snatch record; Klingseis, +75kg, women’s 16-17 youth record; Cummings, 62kg, men’s senior, junior and youth American clean and jerk records, as well as 15 other American records; Trozzi, 77kg, men’s youth records; and Cohen, 94kg, men’s youth record.

Four of the American competitors have also lifted at past IWF Junior World Championships: Klingseis, bronze medal in 2013, participant in 2014; and Rogers, Bradley and Damron, participants in 2014. Hunt also represented Team USA at the 2013 IWF Grand Prix.

Bradley, Bramwell, Goad, Cummings, Cohen and Trozzi all represented Team USA at the 2014 Youth Pan American Championships, where they qualified slots for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Bramwell, Cummings, Trozzi and Goad also appeared at the 2013 World Youth Championships, and Koren, Goad and Damron went to the 2012 World Youth Championships.

Cohen, Summa, Damron, Cummings, Klingseis, Bradley, Rogers, Myers and Koren also won national titles at the 2015 USA Weightlifting National Junior Championships.

Many of the Team USA competitors will attend a prep camp May 31-June 2 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Danny Camargo (Altamonte Springs, Fla.; Team O.C.) will serve as women’s head coach for Team USA. Rayford Jones (Beaufort, S.C; Team Savannah) will work as the men’s head coach. USA Weightlifting Olympic Training Center Resident Team Coach Zygmunt Smalcerz will also attend the event, serving as Team USA’s national coach.

All members of the 2015 Junior World Championships team will be completely funded by USA Weightlifting, this includes transportation, accommodation, food, registration and insurance for each athlete. All athletes plus the appointed coaches, the team leader and team doctor will be funded. Personal coaches, parents and other delegates do not have their expenses covered by the organization.