The Pan American Games will take place in Lima Peru from July 26th-August 11th and we now know the names of the 10 athletes (Four men and six women) who were chosen to compete.
Now, this competition is a silver-level qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Games and will carry a lot of weight going in.
Here are the athletes who have already competed in the international competition previously, but now they’ll get the chance to compete once again at the 2019 Pan American Games…
|Harrison Maurus||81||Auburn, Wash.||Unattached||N/A|
|Christian Rodriguez Ocasio||81||Pleasanton, Calif.||California Strength||David Spitz|
|Nathan Damron||96||Winston-Salem, N.C.||Mash Mafia Weightlifting||Travis Mash|
|Wes Kitts||109||Livermore, Calif.||California Strength||David Spitz|
|Jourdan Delacruz||55||Dacula, Ga.||Power & Grace Performance||Spencer Arnold|
|Jessica Lucero||59||Orange, Calif.||Academy of Weightlifting||Russell McCarthy|
|Hunter Elam||59||Winston-Salem, N.C.||Mash Mafia Weightlifting||Travis Mash|
|Mattie Sasser||64||Grayslake, Ill.||Forza Weightlifting||David Ester|
|Katherine Nye||76||Oakland Township, Mich.||Team Hercules||Joshua Galloway|
|Sarah Robles||+87||League City, Texas||Team Houston||Tim Swords|
Both the men’s and women’s teams won the Pan American Championships in Guatemala last month and we hope Peru will be an extension of that seeing as Team USA won an astounding 43 medals.
USA Weightlifting’s director of sports performance and coaching education made a statement regarding the elite level of the Team USA athletes…
“This is the new normal – we come in and we’re fierce. We’re professional, we support each other and we win championships”.
We wish Team USA all the best for the coming Pan American Games and let’s hope for more record performances!