USA Weightlifting Features Team USA set to retu...

Team USA set to return to international competition platform and defend Pan American titles

April 18, 2021, 5:45 p.m. (ET)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (April 18, 2021) -- Team USA is ready to return to the platform at this week’s rescheduled 2020 Pan American Championships, a final stop for many of USA Weightlifting’s Olympic hopefuls on their road to qualifying for the Tokyo Games.


In addition to Olympic qualification implications, the meet, which runs April 19 - 25 brings high expectations of Team USA athletes who will defend titles and records after historic performances at the 2019 Pan American championships. Held in Guatemala City in April 2019, Team USA brought home 43 medals, 22 of which were gold, and were named men’s and women’s team champions. 


Defending Pan American Champions for Team USA are:

Jourdan Delacruz (55kg Champion competing at 49kg)

Kate Nye (71kg Champion competing at 76kg)

Sarah Robles (+87kg Champion)

Wes Kitts (109kg Champion)

Caine Wilkes (+109kg Champion)


Delacruz, Nye, Robles and Kills will also be defending Pan American records set at the 2019 Championships. 


The competition is a gold-level qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and the first eligible competition for the final Olympic qualifying period as determined by the International Weightlifting Federation. Athletes selected for the Olympic Team will be determined by our published Selection Procedures. The final Olympic qualification period runs through the end of May.


The U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Team, comprised of four men and four women, is expected to be named by mid-June.


Watch the competition live at usaw.live. Download the start book here.

 


Name

Wclass

Hometown

Coach

Club

Instagram

Competition

(All times EST)

CJ Cummings

73

Beaufort, SC

Ray Jones

Team Divergent

cj__cummings

Wed. 4/21 12:00p

Harrison Maurus

81

Auburn, WA

Spencer Arnold

Power and Grace Performance

Harrisonmaurus

Wed. 4/21 4:00p

Jordan Cantrell

89

Clovis, CA

Travis Mash

Mash Elite

cantrell89kg

Thurs. 4/22 12:30p

Christian Rodriguez Ocasio

89

San Ramon, CA

David Spitz

California Strength

chevynsville

Thurs. 4/22 12:30p

John Downey

96

Corona, CA

Juan Martinez

Stable

john_squats

Thurs. 4/22 5:30p

Nathan Damron

96

San Ramon, CA

Dave Spitz

California Strength

Nathandamron96

Thurs. 4/22 5:30p

Jason Bonnick

102

Loxahatchee, FL

Ryan Seacrest

Florida Elite

jasonbonnick

Fri. 4/23 12:30a

Wes Kitts

109

Knoxville, TN

David Spitz

California Strength

Weskitts22

Fri. 4/23 5:30p

Keiser Witte

+109

Phoenix, AZ

Shahin Nasirinia

ALEE Athletics

kaiser_keiser

Sat. 4/24 10a

Caine Wilkes

+109

Indian Trail, NC

Chris Wilkes

Little League Weightlifting

thedragonwilkes

Sat. 4/24 10a

 

Team USA Women

Name

Wclass

Hometown

Coach

Club

Instagram

Competition

(All times EST)

Cicely Kyle

45

Pensacola, FL

Spencer Arnold

Power and Grace Performance

cicelykyle

Mon. 4/19 12p

Jourdan Delacruz

49

Wylie, TX

Spencer Arnold

Power and Grace Performance

jourdannn_14

Tues. 4/20 12:30p

Hayley Reichardt

49

Leesport, PA

Dane Miller

Garage Strength

hayleyreichardt

Tues. 4/20 12:30p

Taylor Wilkins

59

McKinney, TX

Vance Newgard

Spoon Barbell

Tayturnew

Tues. 4/20 5:30p

Mattie Sasser

64

Grandview, MO

Jessica Lucero

Uplift

mattie_sasser64

Wed. 4/21 2:00p

Meredith Alwine

71

Virginia Beach, VA

Danny Camargo

Team OC

meredithalwine

Thurs. 4/22 10a

Kate Nye

76

Berkley, MI

Spencer Arnold

Power and Grace Performance

katherineenye

Thurs. 4/22 3:00p

Jessie Stemo

81

Milwaukee, WI

Spencer Arnold

Power and Grace Performance

jessiestemo

Fri. 4/23 10a

Mattie Rogers

81

Geneva, FL

Aimee Anaya Everett

Catalyst Athletics

mattiecakesssss

Fri. 4/23 10a

Sarah Robles

+87

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Tim Swords

Team Houston

Roblympian


Sat. 4/24 12:30p