Team USA arrives in Fiji ready to lift at the IWF Junior World Championships

May 30, 2019, 10:57 p.m. (ET)

(SUVA, FIJI) May 31, 2019 Junior members of Team USA have landed in Fiji and are ready to take the Junior World Championship platform Saturday. This is the first gold level qualifier for Tokyo 2020 of the second qualification period. Team USA is staying at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva while the competition will be held at the nearby National Gymnasium.

Athletes Cummings, Maurus and Nye already have gold qualifiers under their belts and will look to increase their ROBI scores in Suva. To qualify for next year’s Olympic Games, each athlete needs to compete at six qualification meets, at least one gold plus another gold or silver.

Will Easley will represent Team USA on the international stage for the first time. Tom and Raymond competed in the Youth World Championships earlier this year in Las Vegas, NV.

Men

Name

BW CAT

Date

Time (EST)

Hometown

Coach

Club

Seth Tom

55kg

6/1

12:15 am

San Francisco, CA

Ben Hwa

Team Divergent

Carlos Millen

61kg

6/1

7:00 pm

Savannah, GA

Kerri Goodrich

Coastal Empire WL

Richard Newman

67kg

6/1

7:00 pm

Marksville, LA

Jonathan Teague

Redline Weightlifting

CJ Cummings

73kg

6/3

12:00 am

Beaufort, SC

Rayford Jones

Team Divergent

Jerome Smith

73kg

6/2

8:00 pm

St. Louis, MO

Jimmy Duke III

Lift for Life Gym

Harrison Maurus

81kg

6/3

9:30 pm

Auburn, WA

Kevin Simons

Team Alpha

Will Easley

89kg

6/3

7:30 pm

Aurora, IL

Tom Kraus

Aurora Weightlifting

Jaden Washington

96kg

6/4

8:30 pm

San Ramon, CA

Robert Blackwell

California Strength

Heaverth (Dennis) Tan

102kg

6/6

2:00 am

Queen Creek, AZ

Joe Micela

Performance One

Tayon Vareen

109kg

6/7

12:00 am

Savannah, GA

Kerri Goodrich

Coastal Empire WL


Women

Name

BW CAT

Date

Time (EST)

Hometown

Coach

Club

Hayley Reichardt

49kg

6/2

2:00 am

Leesport, PA

Dane Miller

Garage Strength

Kaela Stephano

55kg

6/2

6:00 pm

Boca Raton, FL

Rayford Jones

Team Divergent

Kate Wehr

55kg

6/2

6:00 pm

Kutztown, PA

Dane Miller

Garage Strength

Peyton Brown

59kg

6/3

2:00 am

Peoria, AZ

David Brown

Team E3

Abby Raymond

59kg

6/2

6:00 pm

Roselle, IL

Roger Neilsen

Windy City WL

Alexandra Thornton

64kg

6/3

6:00 pm

Dallas, TX

Robert Sirkis

Spoon Barbell

Kate Nye

71kg

6/4

10:00 pm

Oakland Township, MI

Josh Galloway

Team Hercules

Athena Schrijver

76kg

6/5

2:00 am

Rohnert Park, CA

Freddie Myles

Myles Ahead WL

Ashamarie Benitez

+87kg

6/7

8:00 pm

Austin, TX

Emilio Lara

Coastal Empire WL

Shala McMillan

+87kg

6/7

8:00 pm

Palmetto, FL

Tyler Peacock

Florida Elite

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