There were some awesome performances at the 2016 Senior Trials this past weekend. Here are the top 3 performances for both men and women.
Mattie Rogers (69kg)
Mattie Rogers moved herself into contention to make the Olympics setting new American Records in the Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Total in the 69kg weight class. Rogers went 6-for-6 and moved into 2nd place in the USA Weightlifting rankings behind Sarah Robles.
105 (Sn) – 133 (CJ) – 238 (Tot)
Kendrick Farris (94kg)
Kendrick Farris improved his projected points to 12 with another day on the platform, but is still two points behind Alex Lee in the USA Weightlifting rankings. With the U.S. Men’s team only projected to get one spot for the Olympics (assuming they qualify for a spot at the Continential Qualification Event). Farris would need to lift 5kg more than he did at Senior Trials to match Lee’s projected points.
166 (Sn) – 202 (CJ) – 368 (Tot)
James Tatum (85kg)
James Tatum had a great day at Senior Trials. Only missing his last jerk attempt, Tatum vaulted up the USAW rankings to 4th place, just ahead of Caine Wilkes. His 343kg total in the 85kg weight class is 25kg more than his performance in the 2015 American Open as a 77kg.
158 (Sn) – 185 (CJ) – 343 (Tot)
Morghan King (53kg)
Morghan King came into Senior Trials ranked 2nd, but slipped to 3rd after Mattie Rogers’ performance. King lifted in the 53kg weight class at Senior Trials and improved her total by 14kg. She will need to lift 173kg, 3kg more than her performance at the 2015 World Championships, as a 48kg lifter to move back ahead of Rogers at the Olympic Team Trials in May.
83 (Sn) – 101 (CJ) – 184 (Tot)
Colin Burns (94kg)
Colin Burns did improve his ranking to qualify for the Olympic Games, however, he still has some work to do if he is going to catch Alex Lee and Kendrick Farris. His 368kg total at Senior Trials was an improvement over his performance at the 2015 American Open by 6kg.
168 (Sn) – 196 (CJ) – 364 (Tot)
Jordan Weichers (58kg)
Jordan Weichers was ranked 18th among all women looking to qualify for the Olympics coming into Senior Trials. Weichers left in 15th place overall and had the third best performance among those competing this past weekend. At 22 years old, look for Weichers in the coming years.
83 (Sn) – 105 (CJ) – 188 (Tot)