Final 20 Named to Team USA for 2017 World Championships

Oct. 28, 2017, 12 p.m. (ET)

USA Weightlifting Saturday named the final 20 athletes who will travel to Anaheim, California next month to represent Team USA at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships. USA will travel with a full team of 16 athletes (8 per gender) and 4 alternates (2 per gender.) The final 16 athletes who will lift at the Anaheim Convention Center will be determined prior to the Verification of Final Entries meeting November 26. The competition is scheduled for November 28-December 5. A preliminary schedule is available here.

Representing Team USA are:

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Team USA Men

Athlete

Weight
Cat.

Hometown

Personal Coach

Club

Angelo Bianco

77kg

Las Vegas, NV

John Broz

Average Broz Gymnasium

Colin Burns

94kg

Monument, CO

Colin Burns

Ronin Weightlifting

Jordan Cantrell

85kg

Clovis, CA

Richard Alonso-
Lazaro

Nemesis Sport Academy

CJ Cummings

69kg

Beaufort, SC

Ray Jones

Team Savannah

Nathan Damron

94kg

Clemmons, NC

Travis Mash

Mash Mafia Weightlifting

Wes Kitts

105kg

Livermore, CA

David Spitz

California Strength

Harrison Maurus

77kg

Auburn, WA

Kevin Simons

Alpha Strength & Conditioning

Brian Reisenauer

56kg

Phoenix, AZ

Vinh Huynh

Mash Mafia Weightlifting

Caine Wilkes

+105kg

Matthews, NC

Chris Wilkes

Little League Weightlifting

Ian Wilson

105kg

Berkeley, CA

Eric Wilson

Hassle Free Barbell

 

Team USA Women

Athlete

Weight
Cat.

Hometown

Personal Coach

Club

Jenny Arthur

75kg

Colorado Springs, CO

Kevin Doherty

Unattached

Caitlin Hogan

53kg

Long Beach, CA

Sean Waxman

Waxman’s Gym

Shacasia Johnson

75kg

Blue Springs, MO

Zach Schluender

Unattached

Marissa Klingseis

90kg

St. Joseph, MO

Dennis Snethen

Wesley Weightlifters

Jessica Lucero

58kg

Tustin, CA

Aimee Anaya Everett

Catalyst Athletics

Ali Ludwig

90kg

Gardena, CA

Juan Martinez

Waxman’s Gym

Alyssa Ritchey

48kg

Fort Collins, CO

Max Aita

Team Juggernaut

Sarah Robles

+90kg

Houston, TX

Tim Swords

Team Houston

Mattie Rogers

69kg

Orlando, FL

Danny Camargo

Team O.C.

Taylar Stallings

75kg

Altamonte Springs, FL

Jennifer Lester

Team O.C.

Staff

Team Leader: Lorene Halford, Colorado Springs, CO
Technical Director: Pyrros Dimas, Colorado Springs, CO
Asst. Technical Director: Mike Gattone, Libertyville, IL
Team Doctor: Dr. Mark Lavallee, York, PA