Five U.S. lifters stepped up to the platform on Day 5 of the IWF Youth World Championships. Jessie Sipos kicked it off for Team USA on Monday in the +69kg B session. She made her opener snatch at 80kg, missed 83kg on her second, but came back to make 83kg on her final attempt. She had successful clean and jerk lifts at 99kg and 102kg, bringing her total to 185kg.
Heaverth Tan and Marcos Bribiesca were the final two males to lift for Team USA in Penang. Tan snatched 115kg on his opener, made 120kg on his second attempt, and missed 125kg on his third. In the clean and jerk, he cleared 160kg and 165kg on his first two attempts. In his final lift, Tan successfully cleaned 170kg but missed the jerk, finishing with a 285kg total.
Bribiesca missed 125kg on his first snatch attempt, but responded with successful 125kg and 130kg on remaining two attempts. He went 3 for 3 in the clean and jerk with lifts at 160kg, 170kg, and 173kg. Bribiesca totaled at 303kg and set a youth American record with his final clean and jerk at 173kg.
Teammates Athena Schrijver and Madison Stenbo were neck in neck in the 69kg class, placing seventh and eighth overall, respectively. After two missed attempts at 84kg, Schrijver bounced back to successfully complete her final attempt at that weight. Stenbo made 84kg on her first attempt and 87kg on her third attempt, setting a new youth American record and placing fifth in the snatch.
They reversed weight by 3kg in the clean and jerk session to both total at 187kg. Schrijver made her opener at 103kg and attempted but did not complete 107kg on her final two lifts. Stenbo missed 100kg on her first attempt and came back to nail it on her second. Schrijver placed sixth in clean and jerk and Stenbo landed in ninth.
Sha'la McMillian is the final athlete to represent the United States. She will lift in the +69kg A session on Tuesday.