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Klingseis Places Third; Tatum Sixth on Day 4 of Pan American Championships

By Anna Resman | June 11, 2016, 1:04 p.m. (ET)

James Tatum (Hampstead, N.C.) competed in the 85kg weight class for Team USA on Friday. During the snatch session, he missed 145kg but rebounded to successfully complete that weight on his second attempt. He finished with a very strong 150kg, placing sixth in the snatch.

He went two for three in the clean and jerk with successful attempts at 175kg and 180kg. He successfully cleaned 185kg on his final attempt but was unable to complete the jerk. Tatum placed eight in the clean and jerk category and finished sixth overall.

Next up for the United States was Marissa Klingseis (St. Joseph, Mo.), lifting in the +75kg weight class.

She made her opening snatch at 107kg. Despite missing her remaining two attempts at 110kg, Klingseis placed third in the snatch category.

In the clean and jerk, Klingseis opened with 135kg; she cleaned the bar but missed the jerk. On her second attempt, she successfully completed that weight. She attempted 140kg on her final attempt but missed the clean. Klingseis placed third in both the clean and jerk and total, bringing home three bronze medals from Colombia.

TEAM  USA RESULTS

JUNE 7
Kathleen Winters (48kg): 75kg snatch (fourth), 93kg clean and jerk (third), 168kg total (third)
Kelly Rexroad-Williams (48kg): 70kg snatch (fifth), 86kg clean and jerk (seventh), 156kg total (sixth)

JUNE 8
Morghan King (53kg): 85kg snatch (third), 100kg clean and jerk (seventh), 185kg total (fourth)
Caitlin Hogan (53kg): 78kg snatch (sixth), 102kg clean and jerk (sixth), 180kg total (sixth)
Jessica Lucero (58kg): 85kg snatch (ninth), 114kg (seventh), 199kg total (eighth)
Alex Lee (69kg): did not total

JUNE 9
Travis Cooper (77kg): 137kg snatch (sixth), 172kg clean and jerk (seventh), 309kg total (sixth)
Mattie Rogers (69kg): 106kg snatch (second), 133kg clean and jerk (third), 239kg total (second)

JUNE 10
James Tatum (85kg): 150kg snatch (sixth); 180kg clean and jerk (eighth); 330kg total (sixth)
Marissa Klingseis (+75kg): 107kg snatch (third); 135kg clean and jerk (third): 242 total (third)