McDonald’s Silver at 73kg Highlights End of Youth World Championships for U.S.

LIMA, Peru - Team USA concluded competition at the IWF World Youth Championships Saturday. The final two days of competition were highlighted by Ryan McDonald (17, Schuylkill Haven, Penn.) earning silver medals in the clean and jerk and total at 73 kg, bringing the United States’ total medal count to three with the addition of Jade Morales’ bronze at 55 kg from Thursday. This week’s three medals tie the medal count from the 2023 edition of the competition for the U.S. McDonald lifted 125kg in the snatch and 159 in the clean and jerk for a 284 kg total and a trio of personal records. He was one kilo away from tying India’s Bedabrat Bharali in the clean and jerk, and 12 kilos under Bharali in the total.

Peru Day 1: Ziss, Rose Open Youth World Championships for USA

Peru Day 2: Morales’ Bronze at 55kg Highlights YWC Day 2

Eleven total athletes represented the United States in Lima, Peru this week. In addition to McDonald and Morales, 59 kg lifter Emma Heck finished top-6 in the total, recording a 74 kg snatch and 98 kg C&J for a 172 kg total. The team collectively set 20 personal records.

Team USA 2024 World Youth Championships Full Results

Session recordings

Full competition results

Weight class, name, top snatch, top clean & jerk, total

49kg, Brynn Cupp 65 kg, 80 kg PR, 145 kg PR

  • 10th in SN, 11th in CJ, 12th in T

49kg, Amelia Phillips 58 kg PR, 76 kg PR, 134 kg PR

  • 19th in SN, 15th in CJ, 17th in Total

55kg, Jade Morales 76 kg PR, 99 kg PR, 175 kg PR

  • 5th in SN, 5th in C&J, 3rd in T

55kg Michael Ziss 90 kg PR, 110 kg PR, 200 kg PR

  • 9th in SN, 8th in CJ, 8th in T

55kg Sebastian Rose 83 kg PR, 103 kg, 186 kg PR

  • 12 in SN, 12th in CJ, 12th in T

59kg, Emma Heck 74, 98, 172

  • 7th in SN, 5th in CJ, 6th in T

59kg, Gracie Rice 68 PR, 86, 154 PR

  • 9th in SN, 8th in CJ, 8th in T

64kg, Autumn Sands 71 SN, 90 JC, 161 T

  • 12th in SN, 10th in CJ, 11th in T

71kg, Brooke Buzzell 77 PR, 98, 175 PR

  • 13th in SN, 13 in CJ, 12th in T

73kg, Ryan McDonald 125 PR, 159 PR, 284 PR

  • 5th in SN, 2nd in CJ, 2nd in T

81kg, Kale Bunce 115 SN

  • 13th in SN, – CJ, – T