Team USA Looking for Gold at Youth Pan Am Championships

Oct. 27, 2017, 1:42 p.m. (ET)

Team USA is in the hunt for gold as some of the strongest youth athletes in America compete in the 2017 Youth Pan American Championships October 28-November 4 in Palmira, Colombia.

"We've selected a team that we think will do well against our friends in the Pan Am region," USA Weightlifting Associate Executive Director of Sport Lance Williams said. "We're excited to see these kids lifts and we hope they bring home a ton of medals."

Representing Team USA are:

Lifting times available here.

 

WOMEN

Athlete Weight
Category
Club Hometown Personal
Coach
 Instagram
Kaela Stephano 53kg Hype Weightlifting Boca Raton, FL Robert Thomas  @kaelastephano
Kate Wehr 58kg Garage Strength Kutztown, PA Dane Miller  @k8_where
Juliette Chang-Fane 63kg Florida Elite Merritt Island, FL Tyler Peacock  @juliettechangfane
Taylor Babb 63kg Unattached Arlington, TN Ty Babb  @taylor.babb
Nadeen Pierre 69kg Mash Mafia Weightlifting Andover, MN Jake Derksen  @Nadeen_pierre
Athena Schrijver 75kg Myles Ahead Weightlifting Santa Rosa, CA Freddie Myles  @athena._.scrijver
Ashamarie Benitez +75kg Team Lara Austin, TX Emilio Lara  @_ashamarie456
Kunini Manumua +75kg Hasslefree Barbell San Francisco, CA Ben Hwa  @nyny.manumua 


MEN

Athlete Weight
Category
Club Hometown Personal
Coach
 Instagram
Antwan Kilbert 56kg Lift for Life Gym St. Louis, MO Jimmy Duke III  @lift4life_weightlifters
Carlos Millen 62kg Coastal Empire Weightlifting Savannah, GA Kerri Goodrich  
William Cohen 69kg Team Savannah Savannah, GA Michael Cohen  @will_cohen00 
Jerome Smith 69kg Lift for Life Gym St. Louis, MO Jimmy Duke III  @lift4life_weightlifters
Stephen Short 77kg Vero Beach Weightlifting Vero Beach, FL Brian Secrest  @stephen__short
Nathan Prokop 85kg Myles Ahead Weightlifting Petaluma, CA Freddie Myles  @nathanprokop17
N. Cole Bramble 94kg CHFP Weightlifting Burke, VA Cara Heads Slaughter  @colebramble
K. Marc Vanchiasong +94kg Hasslefree Barbell Sacramento, CA Ben Hwa  @Marc.V_94

A live stream of the competition will not be available.

Earlier this summer, the organizing committee moved the event from Cali, Colombia and pushed the competition back a week to compensate.