Coffee Represents at 2019 Youth Nationals Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, California
On June 28-30,eight Coffee County student-athletes traveled to Anaheim, California to compete in the USA Weightlifting Youth National Championships. This competition is the culminating event for lifters ages 17 and under. In order to qualify for the event, lifters must make a qualifying total in their respective age group and weight class in a sanctioned USA Weightlifting meet. The competition consists of two lifts known as the snatch and the clean and jerk. Lifters are given three attempts in the snatch and three attempts in the clean and jerk. The weight for the best snatch and clean and jerk are then added together to make the lifter’s total. The eight young men were members of this year’s 13U National Champions, 14-15 National Champions, 16-17 National Runners-Up, and Overall Boys National Championship Team.