News - Weightlifting

  • July 29, 2013
    Borges Wins National Championships
    Weightlifter Ryan Borges earned a National Championship title Saturday (July 27) at USA Weightlifting’s National Championships in West Chester, Ohio.
  • May 20, 2013
    USOEC Weightlifters Win Gold
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters earned two gold medals and a bronze on Friday, May 18, at the Wisconsin State Championships/Open in Denmark, Wis. Members of the NMU Club weightlifting team added three gold.
  • May 3, 2013
    USOEC Athletes Receive Diplomas
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifting athletes will receive their diplomas this Saturday, May 4, during NMU’s commencement ceremony.
  • February 22, 2013
    Weightlifters Hold Intrasquad meet
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters will showcase their talent from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Superior Dome.
  • February 17, 2013
    Weightlifter Wins Bronze
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifter Chris Young took home bronze today (Feb. 17) at the National Junior Weightlifting Championships in Foster City, Calif.
  • January 25, 2013
    Weightlifters Qualify For Events
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifting athletes qualified for events by lifting qualifying totals during a team event sanctioned by USA Weightlifting this past Monday (Jan. 21).
  • November 2, 2012
    Weightlifter Travels to Israel
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifter Breanne Carlson will compete in the 58-kilogram weight division Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the World University Championships in Eilat, Israel.
  • October 9, 2012
    Weightlifting Expands Club Team
    The United States Olympic Education Center weightlifting team is looking to involve more community members with the introduction of the NMU Weightlifting Club.
  • September 29, 2012
    Weightlifters Lift Personal Records
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters put on a strong showing Friday night at the Superior Dome during the Upper Peninsula Weightlifting Championships with eight athletes lifting personal records.
  • September 26, 2012
    USOEC Weightlifters Showcase Talent
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters will showcase their talent from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Superior Dome.
  • September 12, 2012
    Michigan Boasts Weightlifting Talent
    Michigan residents make up almost half of the weightlifting roster for the United States Olympic Education Center this season. Ten of the 21-member squad hail from Michigan. Three call Marquette home and one is a Munising native.
  • April 16, 2012
    Henry, Smith, Vrabel Place First at Nationals
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters Allie Henry, Jerilyn Smith and Andrew Vrabel won their respective weight categories at the 2012 University National Championships last weekend, April 15-16, in Shreveport, La.
  • March 5, 2012
    USOEC's Henry and Serpan Place Third
    U.S. Olympic Education Center weightlifter Allie Henry placed third at the 2012 Olympic Trials and teammate Shelbie Serpan placed third at the National Weightlifting Championships. Both events were held March 2-4 in Columbus, Ohio.
  • February 3, 2012
    Lifters Shine at Home
    The U.S. Olympic Education Center weightlifting team competed at the Third Annual Thunderdome Challenge last Friday, Feb. 3, in front of a home crowd in the Superior Dome.
  • December 5, 2011
    Henry, Serpan Win Gold and Silver
    Two United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters won gold and silver at the 2011 American Open in Mobile, Ala., Dec. 2-4.
  • October 2, 2011
    USOEC Lifters Begin Season
    Four United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters earned best lifter awards at the Twin City Open Saturday in Minneapolis, Minn.
  • August 22, 2011
    Weightlifters Lift in China
    Three United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters competed at the 2011 World University Games Aug. 12-23 in Shenzhen, China.
  • July 18, 2011
    Weightlifter McCoy Wins Nationals
    Weightlifter Vanessa McCoy, a facility use athlete training with the United States Olympic Education Center team, won her first national title at the 2011 National Weightlifting Championships on July 15-17 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She is from Wichita Fall
  • July 6, 2011
    Weightlifters Compete Overseas
    Two United States Olympic Education Center weightlifters competed at the 2011 Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Penang, Malaysia on June 30-July 7.
  • April 12, 2011
    Henry, Jarvis Win Gold at Collegiate Nationals
    Allie Henry and Steve Jarvis each claimed the Collegiate Championship for their weight class and set new personal records. Robin Feuerman added a bronze medal to the mix.
  • December 16, 2010
    Barnett Second at American Open
    Ten USOEC weightlifters finished in the top eight at the American Open, including silver-medalist Josh Barnett.
  • December 8, 2010
    Lifters Ready for American Open
    USOEC weightliters compete at the American Open Dec. 10-12. Seventeen team members will will compete amongst over 200 U.S. lifters.
  • October 6, 2010
    Ito Competes in Senior World Championships
    Weightlifter Colin Ito competed amongst top lifters in the world at the Senior World Championships in Antalya, Turkey. Ito placed 25th in this international competition held September 17-26.
  • September 9, 2010
    Ito Selected for World Team & Athlete of the Year
    Collin Ito has been selected by USA Weightlifting for the 2010 USA World Team and will compete at the World Championships September 17-26 in Antalya, Turkey. He was also named USOEC's Athlete of the Year for his athletic accomplishments.
  • June 18, 2010
    Determined Carlson Places Third
    Breanne Carlson's attitude paid off at the USA Senior National Championships. In fifth place halfway through the event, she jumped to third after an "I can do it" pep talk.
  • June 18, 2010
    Cowles 17th at Junior Worlds
    Sara Cowles finished 17th at Junior Worlds in Sophia, Bulgaria on Wednesday (June 16). Robin Feuerman did not post a total after hitting one out of six lifts.
  • April 18, 2010
    Ito looks to repeat gold performance in Marquette
    Collin Ito took gold in his weight class last year at the National Collegiate Championships in Shreveport, La. At this yearâ€Â™s 2010 USA Weightlifting National Collegiate Championships, he hopes to do the same in front of all the fans at the Berr
  • April 18, 2010
    Reis sets Collegiate Records
    The final four weight classes of the Superior Health Partners National Collegiate Weightlifting Championships got underway today, and ended with 105-plus kilogram lifter Fernando Reis setting new collegiate national records in the snatch, clean and jerk,
  • April 16, 2010
    USOEC Athletes Shine In Front of Home Crowd
    The National Collegiate Weightlifting Championships hosted by the United States Olympic Education Center kicked off with a bang today with four sessions of lifters naming champions in six weight classes.
  • April 13, 2010
    Sara Cowles balacing stength and studies
    USOEC resident weightlifter Sara Cowles talks about balancing training, work, school and a personal life on the way to reaching her dream of becoming an Olympic athlete.
  • April 21, 2009
    Weightlifters Medal in Louisiana
    Members of the USOEC weightlifting team competed in the 2009 National Collegiate Championships April 17-19 in Shreveport, La.
  • March 26, 2009
    Weightlifters Qualify For World Team
    USOEC weightlifters competed at the 2009 National Junior Championships and Pan American Qualifier March 20-22 in Foster City, Calif.
  • March 19, 2009
    Weightlifters Travel to California
    The USOEC weightlifting team will compete in the 2009 National Junior Championships and Pan Am Secondary Qualifier March 20-22.
  • February 14, 2008
    Kyle brings home bronze
    NMU freshman Chelsea Kyle placed third at 58 kg at the National Junior Championships Feb. 8-10 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • February 9, 2008
    Kyle to lift at Junior Nationals
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifting team member Chelsea Kyle (Sandusky, Ohio) will compete at the National Junior Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn, Feb. 8-10.
  • August 15, 2007
    Lifters Win Medals
    Paul Roberts and Rachel Hearn lifted their way to the podium at the University World Championships Aug. 9-12 in Lima, Peru. They helped Team USA win silver in both the men and women's divisions.
  • August 13, 2007
    Weightlifters Travel to Peru
    Four members of the United States Olympic Education Center weightlifting team will travel to Lima, Peru, to compete in the World University Weightlifting Championships to be held Aug. 9-12.
  • July 18, 2007
    Weightlifters Compete in Italy
    Weightlifters Alex Argueta, Collin Ito and Steve Jarvis competed at the Sicily International Tournament held July 4-7 in Sicily, Italy.
  • May 14, 2007
    Roberts Takes Bronze
    USOEC weightlifter Paul Roberts placed third overall in the 85-kilogram weight class at the National Championships May 11-13 in Schaumburg, Ill.
  • May 10, 2007
    Weightlifters at Nationals
    USOEC weightlifters will compete at the National Championships May 11-13 in Schaumburg, Ill.
  • April 18, 2007
    Weightlifters Place First
    The USOEC weightlifting team placed first in the co-ed division at the 2007 National Collegiate Tournament April 14-15 in Reno, Nev. It finished 17 points ahead of second-place Truman State University.
  • March 13, 2007
    Weightlifters Win Medals
    USOEC weightlifters won eight medals at the Junior National Championships March 9-11 in Merrillville, Ind.
  • November 30, 2006
    Weightlifters Start Season
    The weightlifting team is set to take on the top athletes from across the country at the American Open this weekend in Birmingham, Ala.
  • October 27, 2006
    Yorkville Man Participates in Heavy Lifting
    Weâ€Â™ve all experienced days that felt like the weight of the world was on our shoulders. For 23-year-old Yorkville, Ill., native Kyle Cook, the world weighs 374 pounds and he lifts it every day.
  • July 3, 2006
    Roberts At University World Championships
    United States Olympic Education Center weightlifter Paul Roberts (Bartow, Fla.) finished sixth overall in the 85-kilograms weight class at the University World Championships June 30-July 2 in Izmir, Turkey.