USAW Announces 2017 World Championships Team

Team USA - 2017 IWF World Championships

The 2017 IWF World Championships will be in the United States once again. Anaheim, California, will be host to the top weightlifters in the world November 28 – December 5. USA Weightlifting (USAW) has announced the athletes who made the team for the United States.

“We’ve assembled a squad that we think has great shot of winning medals on the world stage,” USA Weightlifting Associate Director of Sport Lance Williams said. “We could not be prouder of these athletes. They’ve had a great year putting up big totals. Team USA is going to have a great meet.”

Here are the men of Team USA:

  • Angelo Bianco (77kg)
  • Colin Burns (94kg)
  • Jordan Cantrell (85kg)
  • CJ Cummings (69kg)
  • Nathan Damron (94kg)
  • Derrick Johnson (62kg)
  • Wes Kitts (105kg)
  • Harrison Maurus (77kg)
  • D’Angelo Osorio (105kg)
  • Brian Reisenauer (56kg)
  • Caine Wilkes (+105kg)
  • Ian Wilson (105kg)

Here are the women of Team USA:

  • Jenny Arthur (75kg)
  • Caitlin Hogan (53kg)
  • Shacasia Johnson (75kg)
  • Morghan King (53kg)
  • Marissa Klingseis (90kg)
  • Jessica Lucero (58kg)
  • Ali Ludwig (90kg)
  • Maddy Myers (63kg)
  • Alyssa Ritchey (48kg)
  • Sarah Robles (+90kg)
  • Mattie Rogers (69kg)
  • Taylar Stallings (75kg)

Team USA Staff:

  • Lorene Halford (Team Leader)
  • Pyrros Dimas (Technical Director)
  • Mike Gattone (Asst. Technical Director)
  • Dr. Mark Lavallee (Team Doctor)

Eight of the named 12 team members will compete at the 2017 World Championships. Those lifting will be selected closer to the competition.