USA Weightlifting Features Home Field Advantage...

Home Field Advantage for Team USA at Senior Pan Ams

July 21, 2017, 12:14 p.m. (ET)

Team USA is looking to capitalize on home field advantage as the 2017 Senior Pan American Weightlifting Championships July 23-27 in Miami, Florida. 

More than 280 athletes from 23 Pan American countries will battle for a spot on the top of the podium at the Miccosukee Resort in Miami, Florida, home of the 2017 Senior Pan American Weightlifting Championships.

"We look forward to a spirited competition," USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said. "Some of the best weightlifting athletes in the world are here in the United States and we look forward to welcoming them to Miami."

For Team USA, strong performances are expected from the entire team. 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Sarah Robles (+90kg, Team Houston) returns to the platform for her first international competition since last year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While Mattie Rogers (69kg, Florida Elite) looks to continue to dominate the field, going for her second consecutive international title, after winning the 2016 FISU World University Championships in Merida, Mexico. 

On the men's side, Harrison Maurus (77kg, Alpha Strength & Conditioning) looks for a promising finish. He already has one Youth World Record and Youth World title to his name, after winning the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships in Penang, Malaysia earlier this year. Last month, Maurus swept gold at the 2017 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships in Atlanta, GA.  Colin Burns (94kg, Team Juggernaut) is listed atop the 94kg entry list with a 371kg total. 

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The following athletes were named to the Team USA squad. Athletes competing for the USA will be finalized after Saturday's Verification of Final Entries meeting. 

Men’s Squad:

Brian Reisnauer - 56kg 
Derrick Johnson - 62kg
Jordan Wissinger 69kg
Angelo Bianco - 77kg
Harrison Maurus - 77kg
James Tatum - 85kg 
Colin Burns - 94kg
Nathan Damron - 94kg
Wesley Kitts - 105kg
D’Angelo Osorio - 105kg
Ethan Harak - +105kg
Caine Wilkes - +105kg

Women's Squad

Alyssa Ritchey - 48kg
Kathleen Winters - 48kg
Cortney Batchelor - 53kg
Caitlin Hogan - 53kg
Jessica Lucero - 58kg
Mary Peck - 63kg
Mattie Rogers - 69kg
Amy Hay - 75kg 
Taylar Stallings - 75kg 
Ali Ludwig - 90kg
Marissa Klingseis - +90kg
Sarah Robles - +90kg