The 2016 FISU World University Weightlifting Championships is currently underway in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The competition runs from November 13th through the 17th, and the weightlifting portion is actually nested within the multi-sport World University Championships.
A full start list and schedule can be found here, and the full live stream of the Championships is embedded below.
The roster for Team USA/USA Weightlifting can be found at the bottom of this article.
Curious about who can compete in the competition? The regulation book for qualification can be found here, but a more general rundown from the document is as follows:
Only competitors who meet the following conditions may take part in the event:
- Be a national of the country they represent.
- Be at least 17 and less than 28 years of age.
- Students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or
diploma at a university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate
national academic authority of their country.
- Former students of the institutions who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event.
Below is the full roster of participating athletes from the United States.
Aaron Addison, 69kg, Polk State College
Angelo Bianco, 77kg, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
James Tatum, 85kg, North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork
Travis Cooper, 85kg, University of Georgia
Matthew McCarty, 105kg, University of Michigan
Evan Graybill, 105kg, University of Georgia
Javier Pagliery, +105kg, Saint Thomas University, School of Law
Nicholas Saccente, +105kg, American International University
Kerri Keegan, 48kg, State University of New York at Cortland
Caitlin Hogan, 53kg, Texas Women’s University
Stephanie Lemmen, 58kg, Central New Mexico Community College
Cecily Basques, 63kg, California State University at Sacramento
Mary Peck, 63kg, California State University at Sacramento
Mattie Rogers, 69kg, Valencia College
Marissa Klingseis, +75kg, Missouri State Western University
Featured image: http://www.wwucmex2016.com/
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