2018 Senior Pan Am Squad Announced

March 09, 2018, 5:59 p.m. (ET)

USA Weightlifting Friday named its squad for the 2018 Senior Pan American Championships May 12-15 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

“We are tremendously excited to send this team to the Pan American Championships," USA Weightlifting's Associate Executive Director of Sport Lance Williams said. "We feel these rosters reflect the strength Team USA plans to display through the remainder of the Quadrennial.”

The following were named to the squad, with the athletes who will lift to be named closer to the competition.

Team USA Women

Athlete Weight
Club Current City
Hayley Reichardt 48kg Garage Strength Leesport, PA
Alyssa Ritchey 48kg Team Juggernaut Perrysburg, OH
Caitlin Hogan 53kg Waxman's Gym Long Beach, CA
Mattie Sasser 63kg Unattached Missoula, MT
Meredith Alwine 69kg HI Performance Athletics Virgina Beach, VA
Mattie Rogers 69kg Team O.C. Orlando, FL
Jenny Arthur 75kg Unattached Colorado Springs, CO
Quiana Welch 75kg Team Juggernaut Reno, NV
Marissa Klingseis 90+kg Wesley Weightlifters St. Joseph, MO
Sarah Robles 90+kg Team Houston League City, TX

"The Women’s team promises to be one of the strongest teams we’ve ever sent. We are currently standing tall at 4th place and hope to land in the top three to secure the maximum spots for the Pan American Games in 2019," Williams said.

Team USA Men

Athlete Weight
Club Current City
Brey Kobashigawa 56kg Team Hawaii Las Vegas, NV
Derrick Johnson 62kg Texas Barbell Club West Hollywood, CA
CJ Cummings 69kg Team Divergent Beaufort, SC
Jordan Cantrell 85kg Mash Mafia Weightlifting Clovis, CA
Harrison Maurus 85kg Alpha Barbell Auburn, WA
Jason Bonnick 94kg Florida Elite Laxahatchee, FL
Nathan Damron 94kg Mash Mafia Weightlifting Clemmons, NC
Wes Kitts 105kg California Strength Livermore, CA
Cameron Swart 105+kg Team Houston Baytown, TX
Caine Wilkes 105+kg Little League Weightlifting Matthews, NC

"The Men’s team is currently in 2nd place and needs to defend their strong performance of 2017 to earn the maximum number of spots for the Pan Am Games," Williams said. 

Final ranking charts can be found here.