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CJ Cummings Named Finalist for Best of Team USA April Award

May 03, 2017, 10:59 a.m. (ET)

The United States Olympic Committee Wednesday named CJ Cummings (Beaufort, SC) as a finalist for the Best of Team USA April awards. 

Cummings earned the nomination after his dominating performance at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships in Bangkok Thailand April 7th. In Bangkok, Cummings successfully defended his Youth World Championship. He also set a new Youth World Record with a 185kg clean & jerk-- besting his previous Youth World Record of 182kg which he lifted at last year's Youth World Championship in Penang, Malaysia.

As a finalist, CJ automatically qualify for consideration for the 2017 Team USA Awards presented by Dow Best of the Year. The 2017 Best of the Year Awards will be held in December. 

Cummings is attached to Team Savannah and is coached by Ray Jones. 

Click the button below to vote for CJ. Voting is open until midnight May 8th. Every vote counts! 

Each National Governing Body may nominate one female, one male and one team per sport discipline. An internal nominating committee selects finalists to advance to the voting round. Votes received from NGB representatives and select members of the media account for 50 percent of the final tally, with the other half determined by online fan voting via