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Youth Pan American Team Achieves Historic Feat

Aug. 24, 2021, 12:02 p.m. (ET)

The 2021 Youth Pan American Championships concluded this past weekend with 43 medals collected by Team USA. This achievement is a first for the organization having never had every member of team USA secure a medal placement at an international event.

This fledgling team’s momentous accomplishment signals a great future for USA Weightlifting on the international stage and was bolstered by Youth Pan American record-breaking performances by Katherine Estep of Alpha Barbell, Kyle Martin Jr. of Garage Strength, and Timothy Davis of ODC Barbell.

Personal records were broken for many of our athletes, and we hope to continue to see them grow both nationally and internationally.

Event highlights:

  • Third place for the men’s team
  • Third place for the women’s team
  • US Lifter Katherine Estep named best lifter
  • Tim Davis became the first blind coach to coach an athlete to an international medal
  • Timothy Davis (U17), Kyle Martin Jr. (U15) and Katherine Estep (U17) all broke Youth Pan American Records
  • Estep, Kyle, Ballard, and Davis all became Youth Pan American Champions

Support these athletes on their journey by following them online or through a donation to the USA Weightlifting Foundation.

 

Athlete

Snatch

Clean and Jerk

Total

Club

Personal Coach

Andjelina Costa -45kg

 

65

 

Train Harder Barbell Club

Jordan Garrison

Logan Lockwood -49kg

70

90

160

4 Star Strength

Matt Adamcheck

Jordan Nantz -49kg

53

63

116

Power and Grace

Eric Bramwell

Kaiya Bryant -55kg

74

95

169

Performance Initiatives

Kerri Goodrich

Katherine Estep -55kg

81

102

183

Alpha Barbell

Kevin Simons

Dominik Polverini -61kg

92

122

214

1 Kilo

Wil Fleming

Hailey Trinh -64kg

76

100

176

Team Divergent

Ben Hwa

Mia Rhodes -71kg

86

104

190

Vero Beach Weightlifting

Brian Seacrest

Amber Fazio -71kg

87

105

192

Catalyst Athletics

Mattie Rogers

Keontay Price -81kg

108

131

239

Performance Initiatives

Kerri Goodrich

Kyle Martin Jr. -89kg

109

137

246

Garage Strength

Dane Miller

Alyssa Ballard -76kg

86

112

198

Martin Brock

Panhandle Power

Colin Reis -96kg

126

162

288

Jake Pudenz

Jake Pudenz

Timothy Davis -96kg

137

164

301

ODC Barbell

Tim Davis

Amanda Robles +81kg

93

113

206

Team Divergent

Mayra Castillo

Hanale Kauhaahaa +102kg

97

139

236

Hi Performance Athletics

Lawrence Kauhaahaa