Team USA Shines at 2017 Pan Ams

July 31, 2017, 4:57 p.m. (ET)

Team USA had a strong showing on the international stage in Miami as the 2017 Pan American Championships came to a close at the Miccosukee Resort. 

Team USA men and women each earned 12 medals with the men winning 5 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronze. The women scored 3 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals. Their strong performances scored vital points to earn slots for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Led by Colin Burns (94kg, Team Juggernaut) and Caine Wilkes (+105kg, Little League Weightlifting) gold medal performances, Team USA Men finished second overall. Based on the Sinclair formula, Burns finished 10th overall in men while teammate Angelo Bianco (77kg, unattached) finished a USA-best 9th overall.

On the women's side, Sarah Robles (+90kg, Team Houston) continued her dominance on the platform, winning her 3rd consecutive event since taking home bronze at last year's Olympic Games. Robles went 6 for 6 sweeping gold in snatch (120kg), clean & jerk (155kg) and total (275kg.) Robles won the American Open Series I in Reno and the 2017 National Championships in Chicago.

Team USA finished 4th overall and Mattie Rogers (69kg, Florida Elite) was the top-ranked American athlete by Sinclair finishing 5th overall.

"We're proud of Team USA's performance in Miami," USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said. "Not only did we score points for the Pan Am Games, we showed our friends in the Pan Am Region that the United States is here to be competitive on the international stage."

USA Weightlifting and Team Soul hosted the championships in Miami.

Full results can be found here. Archived video sessions can be found here.


Team USA medal table:

Athlete Weight
Cat.
Club Snatch Clean &
Jerk
Total
Angelo Bianco  77kg Unattached   SILVER
188kg
SILVER
333kg
Harrison Maurus 77kg Alpha Strength &
Conditioning
  BRONZE
186kg
 
Colin Burns 94kg Team Juggernaut GOLD
169kg
SILVER
197kg
GOLD
366kg
Wesley Kitts 105kg California Strength SILVER
175kg
  SILVER
375kg
D'Angelo Osorio 105kg Hassle Free BBC GOLD
210kg
 
Caine Wilkes +105kg Little League
Weightlifting
BRONZE
175kg
GOLD
219kg 
GOLD
394kg
Alyssa Ritchey  48kg Team Juggernaut SILVER
77kg
  BRONZE
172kg
Kathleen Winters 48kg Team Montana BRONZE
76kg
 
Caitlin Hogan 53kg Waxman's Gym BRONZE
86kg
SILVER
107kg
SILVER
193kg
Mattie Rogers 69kg Florida Elite SILVER
100kg
SILVER
133kg
SILVER
233kg
Sarah Robles +90kg Team Houston GOLD
120kg
GOLD
155kg
GOLD
275kg