2017 IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships Begin Tuesday

Kaela Stephano at 2016 USAW Youth Championships
Photo Credit: Lifting Life (Dustin Safranek)

The best Youth weightlifters are in Bangkok, Thailand, this week to compete at the 2017 IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships. The first session begins on Tuesday at 10am local time. Bangkok is 11 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone in the United States, so that is 11pm Monday night.

The United States has sent a full team (8 men and 8 women) to compete in the international event. In total, 248 men and 197 women will hit the platform.

Here are the men and women competing for Team USA (all times have been converted to U.S. Eastern time):

Seth Tom (Men’s 50kg Session C – 4/3 @ 11pm)

Love this feeling! 🏋🏼 @liftinglife @hasslefreebbc #hasslefreebbc

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Emma Nye (Women’s 44kg Session B – 4/4 @ 3am)

only the beginning…

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Antwan Kilbert (Men’s 56kg Session C – 4/4 @ 10pm)

Kaela Stephano (Women’s 53kg Session B – 4/6 @ 2am)

William Cohen (Men’s 69kg Session C – 4/6 @ 11pm)

CJ Cummings (Men’s 69kg Session A – 4/7 @ 8am)

Thank you @eleikosport for keeping me supplied with weights, racks, and more. #Eleiko #eleikosport

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Taylor Babb (Women’s 63kg Session B – 4/8 @ 4am)

Harrison Maurus (Men’s 77kg Session A – 4/8 @ 6am)

Juliette Chang-Fang (Women’s 69kg Session B – 4/8 @ 10pm)

Claire Mackey (Women’s 69kg Session A – 4/9 @ 4am)

I 100% thought I lost this lift right here #YIKES #hasslefreebbc #juniornationals2017 #snatch #virus

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Athena Schrijver (Women’s 75kg Session A – 4/9 @ 8am)

Dean Scicchitano (Men’s 94kg Session B – 4/9 @ 10pm)

Nicholas Bramble (Men’s 94kg Session A – 4/10 @ 2am)

Shay Carlock (Women’s +75kg Session A – 4/10 @ 4am)

Easy 85kg/187lbs from training today! Leave tomorrow for Thailand!

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Kuinini Manumua (Women’s +75kg Session A – 4/10 @ 4am)

Pr 115kg/253lbs clean @hasslefreebbc

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Marcos Bribiesca (Men’s +94kg Session A – 4/10 @ 6am)


The biggest headline to keep an eye on is CJ Cummings pursuit on the Youth world records. Cummings already owns the Youth world record clean & jerk at 182kg. The total world record is within reach at 322kg. Cummings’ entry total is 321kg.

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