June 3, 2009
Weightlifters to Compete at National Championships
MARQUETTE—Three members of the United States Olympic Education Center weightlifting team will compete June 4-7 at the U.S. National Championships in Chicago, Ill.
“I expect some pretty good things from this competition; medals if everyone performs well,” says head coach Andy Tysz. “There’s not a doubt in my mind that they’re ready.”
USOEC weightlifters participating in the National Championships include Northern Michigan University sophomores Robin Feuerman (Altamonte Springs, Fla.)and Sarah Robles (Desert Hot Springs, Calif.), competing at 69 kilograms and 75+ kg, respectively; and graduate student Collin Ito (Vista, Calif.) at 105+ kg.
Robles was also selected to compete in the 2009 Pan-American Championships while in Chicago because she is ranked among the top seven women in the nation. This event will be used to qualify for the 2011 Pan American Games.