Meet Team USA for Rescheduled 2020 Pan American Championships
by USA Weightlifting
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (March 16, 2021) -- Some of America's strongest athletes will be on step closer in punching their tickets to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in April, as USA Weightlifting named its team today for the rescheduled 2020 Pan American Championships, a gold qualifying event for this summer's Olympic Games.
Sidelined in 2020 because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the rescheduled 2020 Pan American Championships are set for April 18-25 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The competition is a gold-level qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and the first eligible competition for the final Olympic qualifying period as determined by the International Weightlifting Federation.
"We are so excited to get our athletes back on the platform," said Mike Gattone, USA Weightlifting Senior Director of Sport Performance and Coaching Education said. "For some of our athletes, this will be their first opportunity to finish up their qualification requirements for this summer's Olympic Games."
Athletes selected for the Olympic Team will be determined by our published Selection Procedures. The final Olympic qualification period runs through the end of May with the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 scheduled for July 23-August 8.
The U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Team, comprised of four men and four women, is expected to be named by mid-June.
With the safety of our athletes, coaches and staff paramount, USA Weightlifting is undertaking significant measures to protect the USA delegation. Each member will undergo COVID-19 testing prior to departure from the United States and will undergo further testing prior to leaving the Dominican Republic and upon returning to the United States. Furthermore, each member of the delegation will be assigned a single hotel room. The delegation is mandated to wear masks and additional medical personnel will be on hand.
Live stream and further information will be available closer to the start of competition.
Team USA Men
|Alex Lee||67||Chandler, AZ||Shahin Nasirinia||ALEE Athletics||Alee_Weightlifting|
|CJ Cummings||73||Beaufort, SC||Ray Jones||Team Divergent||cj__cummings|
|Christian Rodriguez Ocasio||81||San Ramon, CA||David Spitz||California Strength||chevynsville|
|Harrison Maurus||81||Auburn, WA||Spencer Arnold||Power and Grace Performance||Harrison_maurus|
|Jordan Cantrell||89||Clovis, CA||Travis Mash||Mash Elite||cantrell89kg|
|John Downey||89||Corona, CA||Juan Martinez||Stable||john_squats|
|Nathan Damron||96||San Ramon, CA||Dave Spitz||California Strength||Nathandamron96|
|Wes Kitts||109||Knoxville, TN||David Spitz||California Strength||Weskitts22|
|Keiser Witte||+109||Phoenix, AZ||Shahin Nasirinia||ALEE Athletics||kaiser_keiser|
|Caine Wilkes||+109||Indian Trail, NC||Chris Wilkes||Little League Weightlifting||thedragonwilkes|
Team USA Women
|Cicely Kyle||45||Pensacola, FL||Spencer Arnold||Power and Grace Performance||cicelykyle|
|Jourdan Delacruz||49||Wylie, TX||Spencer Arnold||Power and Grace Performance||jourdannn_14|
|Hayley Reichardt||49||Leesport, PA||Dane Miller||Garage Strength||hayleyreichardt|
|Taylor Wilkins||59||McKinney, TX||Vance Newgard||Spoon Barbell||Tayturnew|
|Mattie Sasser||64||Grandview, MO||Jessica Lucero||Uplift||mattie_sasser64|
|Meredith Alwine||71||Virginia Beach, VA||Danny Camargo||Team OC||meredithalwine|
|Kate Nye||76||Berkley, MI||Josh Galloway||Team Hercules||katherineenye|
|Jessie Stemo||81||Milwaukee, WI||Spencer Arnold||Power and Grace Performance||jessiestemo|
|Mattie Rogers||81||Geneva, FL||Aimee Anaya Everett||Catalyst Athletics||mattiecakesssss|
|Sarah Robles||+87||Desert Hot Springs, CA||Tim Swords||Team Houston||Roblympian|