MARQUETTE – Two United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters competed at the 2011 Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Penang, Malaysiaon June 30-July 7.
Northern Michigan University junior Andrew Vrabel (Highland, Ind.) and sophomore Tim Scott (Palm Coast, Fla.) were among 15 weightlifters from the U.S. selected to compete against athletes from six continents in the under 20 category. The pair was asked to step in as Team USA alternates about six weeks ago.
Vrabel lifted a 113 kilogram snatch and a 135 kg clean and jerk for a final combined weight of 248, all of which were personal bests. Scott also had personal bests with a 108 kg snatch and a 145 kg clean and jerk for a combined weight of 253.
“Their performances were very good given that this competition was the first international competition for both, and that they had only six weeks of training before they had to leave,” said coach Andy Tysz, “
The event concludes the 2010-11 season for the two weightlifters.