This past weekend 20 year old Mattie Rogers competed at the -69kg class at the 2016 USA Weightlifting Junior Nationals where she set new American records for the snatch at 105kg and the clean and jerk at 133kg.
Hookgrip reported via Instagram that Mattie, “ended up with 8 American records (2 snatch, 3 CJ, 3 total) and she’s only 20! This total will rank for Olympic qualification so she is in great shape in the fight for a spot in Rio.”
Here are a few more insanely impressive lifts from young guns from the meet…
19 year-old @nathandamron85 (-85kg) snatching 145kg and 150kg/330lb in the process of winning the 2016 Junior Nationals — and this was the highest snatch amongst all juniors this year! He also placed himself onto the Junior Pan Am and Junior World teams for this year. Also if you check out his IG he has back squatted at least 275kg/606lb and cleaned 195kg/430lb!
19 year-old @maddy.myers1 (-63kg, USA) clean and jerking 118kg/260lb at the 2016 Junior Nationals to set a new Junior American record. Combined with her 88kg snatch, this 206kg total also broke the Junior American record in the total. The C&J record was set in 2002 and the total record was set in 2001 — so she was only around 4-5 years old when those records were set! These add to her Junior American records in the -58kg C&J (108) and total (189). She's also a top CrossFitter having made it to the Games as an individual in 2015.
16 year-old @haylsbayls__ (-48kg, USA) clean and jerking 86kg/189.6lb to set a new U17 youth as well as Junior American Record in the clean & jerk. Check out our Twitter if you want to see a longer video with the full celebration, the full video doesn't fit on Instagram. Keep in mind that she's under 48kg/106lb — and check out those sweet red wrist wraps from the @hookgripstore!
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