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USA Weightlifting Names Team for 2018 World University Championships

from BarBend

 

The 2018 FISU World University Weightlifting Championships will be held this September, and USA Weightlifting has released the names of their squad.

The World University Games, also called the Universiade (a combination of the words “university” and “olympiad”) is the largest multi-sport event in the world apart from the Olympic Games and it focuses on student athletes between the ages of 17 and 28.

Note that the following athletes were technically just named to the squad, and the final list of who will compete will be available closer to competition.

Female Athletes

-48kg

Veronica Restrepo (Philadelphia Barbell/ Montgomery Community College)

-53kg

Megan Grantom (Team L.A.B./ Missouri Southern State University)
Ellen Kercher (Stoneage Weightlifting Club/ Eastern Tennessee State University)

-58kg

Taylor Turner (Vero Beach Weightlifting/ Northern Michigan University)
Kaija Bramwell (Power and Grace Performance/ Brigham Young University)

-63kg

Allison Flemming (Florida Elite/ University of Central Florida)

-69kg

Aria Bremner (Harrisburg Weightlifting Club/ Florida State University)

-75kg

Lenore Namou (4 Star Strength/ Michigan State University)

-90kg

Kaitlyn Cooper (4 Star Strength/ Oakland University)
Maci Winn (Team Praxis/ Southern Utah University)

Male Athletes

-56kg

 Joseph Garcia (Crossfit Musclefarm/ Miami Dade Community College)    UnattachedMuscle Force Weightlifting

-69kg

Kenny Wilkins ( Vero Beach Weightlifting/ Northern Michigan University)

-77kg

Dominic Stolle (California Strength/ Texas Tech University)
Mohammad Omar (East Coast Gold/ Brookdale Community College)

-85kg

Christian Rodriguez Ocasio (Stoneage Weightlifting Club/ Eastern Tennessee State University)
David Lamb (Iron Beaver Weightlifting/ Oregon State University)

-94kg

Trevor Cuicchi (Iron Athlete Weightlifting Club/ Arizona State University)
Gregory Pulliam (Unattached/ University of West Georgia)

-105kg  

Matthew McCarty (West Michigan Muscle/ University of Michigan)
Nathan Lewis (Force Weightlifting/ Northern Michigan University)

The FISU World University Weightlifting Championships will take place over September 20 to 23 in the town of Biala Podlaska, Poland.