Team USA Looking for Gold at Junior World Championships

By Kevin Farley | June 12, 2017, 4:37 p.m. (ET)
Team USA arrived in Tokyo, Japan Monday ahead of the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation Junior World Championships. Team USA is looking for spots on the podium as well as expanding its rise towards the top of international competition.

The competition runs June 15-23 at Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo. 

Representing Team USA are:

Men's Squad

Athlete 

Weight
Category

Hometown
CJ Cummings 69kg Beaufort, SC
Dylan Cooper 105kg Clemmons, NC
Ryan Sennett +105kg Rochester Hills, MI
Jacob Horst 62kg Reading, PA
Jordan Wissinger 69kg Denver, PA
Mason Groehler 77kg Denmark, WI
Michael Cohen 105kg Savannah, GA
Josh Piasecki 85kg St. Cloud, FL
Zackary Burks 105kg Savannah, MO
Dale Loch 77kg Blandon, PA

 

Women's Squad 

Athlete 

Weight
Category

Hometown
Maddy Myers 63kg San Diego, CA
Megan Seegert 48kg Durham, CA
Jourdan Delacruz 53kg Wylie, TX
Hayley Reichardt 48kg Leesport, PA
Jessie Bradley 75kg Provo, UT
Juliana Riotto 75kg Fairfield, NJ
Sha'la McMillan +90kg Palmetto, FL
Meredith Alwine 69kg Virginia Beach, VA
Kaitlyn Jarrett +90kg Palo Cedro, CA
Rebecca Walker 90kg Apache Junction, AZ


Defending Junior World Champion CJ Cummings (69kg, Beaufort, SC Team Savannah) could attempt more World Records in Tokyo. Cummings set a new Youth World Record in Clean & Jerk with a 185kg lift during the Youth World Championships in April in Bangkok. Cummings became the first IWF World Champion in decades when he won the 2016 Junior World Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia last June.

"We're looking for another strong showing from Team USA in Tokyo," USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said. 

Live stream information will be posted to USAWeightlifting.org as soon as its available.

A preliminary schedule is included in the event's Regulations which are available here

Final lifting times will be available after the Verification of Final Entries meeting on Wednesday, June 14th.

Stay tuned to USAWeightlifting.org and USA Weightlifting's social media accounts for complete coverage from Tokyo.