Mattie Rogers once again showed why she is one of the top lifters in the country. After a roller coaster of a year, Rogers ended 2016 on a positive note.
Without being pushed in her weight category and not having to break records or fight for rankings to qualify for the Olympic Games, Rogers came out with a smooth performance hitting all of her lifts on her way to a 103-130-233 stat line.
Over the past 15 months, Rogers has been pushing and fighting for one of the spots on the U.S. Olympic team. Heading into the U.S. Olympic Trials, Rogers held the 3rd and final qualifying spot, but Morghan King bumped Rogers down to take one of two spots available alongside Sarah Robles.
With 2016 coming to close, Rogers is looking forward, not back, and has her eyes set on the 2020 Quad.
Solid end to the year! 2016 may have not gone the way we had envisioned, but I put everything I had into the last year and a half leading up to it. Thankful that I survived through the end of the year after a really rough patch post Olympic Trials (emphasis on the “survived”… I struggle bussed my way through it and definitely bitched a lot along the way sowwy @camargo_oly 🌚) but managed to pull out three 6 for 6’s to finish off the year. I just had a lot of fun with these last few meets and did what I could do with what my body was allowing!! Time for a nice little week or two break for the first time in 2.5 years and then time to start off the 2020 quad happy and healthy!! #EarnedNotGiven #HeadDownEyesForward #TrainForLongevity – – – 97/100/103kg X 123/127/130kg Thank you to @mjbjerre for the vids!!