November 15, 2007
Weightlifters Compete at Mid-American Championships
MARQUETTE— Four United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters traveled to Naperville, Ill. last weekend (Nov. 3-4) for the Mid-American Championships.
Northern Michigan University junior Paul Roberts (Bartow, Fla.) won a gold medal at 94 kilograms with a 135 kg snatch and a 165 kg clean and jerk respectively. He was also given the best lifter award for the tournament.
Joining Roberts in gold medal fashion was junior Justin Brimhall (Miami, Fla.) at 77 kg. Brimhall recorded a snatch of 127 kg and a clean and jerk of 155 kg, giving him a 282 kg total.
On the women’s side freshman Chelsea Kyle (Sandusky, Ohio) recorded a 60 kg snatch and an 86 kg clean and jerk, taking first place at 58 kg. Sophomore Alex Argueta (Aurora, Ill.) also took first at 63 kg with a 70 kg snatch and an 85 kg clean and jerk.