The USA Weightlifting Pan American Championships will be going down in the spring. Finally, a full roster of athletes has been released for the event.
The Pan American Championships will be taking place from April 17-24th in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Subsequently, this will be the final opportunity for athletes to compete for a spot on Team USA for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. As a result, this is a massive chance for both male and female weightlifters to attempt to achieve greatness.
Due to the massive stakes of the Pan Am Championships, fans have been waiting to see who will end up competing on the day. Finally, through a press release, USA Weightlifting has revealed the complete roster of weightlifters who will compete in April. Twelve men and twelve women have been selected to step up to the weights, for a shot at the Olympics.
These are those competitors:
Pan American Championships – Male Athletes
|Alex Lee||67||Chandler, AZ||Alee Athletics||Shahin Nasirinia|
|Jacob Horst||67||Reading, PA||Garage Strength||Dane Miller|
|Jerome Smith*||73||St. Louis, MO||Lift for Life Gym||Jimmy Duke|
|Harrison Maurus||81||Auburn, WA||Power and Grace Performance||Spencer Arnold|
|Christian Rodriguez||81||San Ramon, CA||California Strength||Dave Spitz|
|Jordan Cantrell||89||Clovis, CA||Mash Mafia Weightlifting||Travis Mash|
|John Downey||89||Lake Forest, CA||Academy of Weightlifting||Russell McCarthy|
|Trevor Cuicchi||96||Mesa, AZ||Alee Athletics||Shahin Nasirinia|
|Jason Bonnick*||96||Loxahatchee, FL||Team Divergent||Ray Jones|
|Wes Kitts||109||Livermore, CA||California Strength||Dave Spitz|
|Caine Wilkes||+109||Indian Trail, NC||Little League Weightlifting||Chris Wilkes|
|Kesier Witte||+109||Phoeniz, AZ||Alee Athletics||Shahin Nasirinia|
Pan American Championship – Female Athletes
|Jourdan Delacruz||49||Dacula, GA||Power and Grace Performance||Spencer Arnold|
|Morghan King||49||Dacula, GA||Power and Grace Performance||Spencer Arnold|
|Alyssa Ritchey*||49||Perrysburg, OH||Team Juggernaut||Max Aita|
|Taylor Turner||59||Saint Johns, FL||Vero Beach Weightlifting||Vance Newgard|
|Sarabeth Jumper||59||Muscle Shoals, AL||Catalyst Athletics||Aimee Everett|
|Hunter Elam*||59||Winston Salem, NC||Unattached||N/A|
|Mattie Sasser||64||Grayslake, IL||Forza Weightlifting Club||David Ester|
|Mattie Rogers||71||Orlando, FL||Catalyst Athletics||Aimee Everett|
|Meredith Alwine||71||Virginia Beach, VA||Unattached||N/A|
|Kate Nye||76||Berkley, MI||Team Hercules||Josh Galloway|
|Shacasia Johnson||76||Blue Springs, MO||Team Juggernaut||Max Aita|
|Sarah Robles||+87||League City, TX||Team Houston||Tim Swords|
The Pan Am Championships will surely be a very exciting affair. USA Weightlifting will be narrowing down these 24 athletes to determine who will represent the country in the next Olympics. Therefore this will be the absolute best of the best weightlifters in the United States.