March 13, 2007

Weightlifters Win Medals

Argueta at the 2007 Olympic Challenge
Argueta at the 2007 Olympic Challenge
MARQUETTEUnited States Olympic Education weightlifters won eight medals at the Junior National Championships March 9-11 in Merrillville, Ind.
            Northern Michigan University sophomore Alex Argueta (Aurora, Ill.) earned two silver medals at 63 kilograms. She snatched 67kg and clean-and-jerked 88kg, lifting a total of 155kg at the competition.
            NMU sophomore Collin Ito (Vista, Calif.), who competes at 105-plus kg, captured one gold and two silvers. Ito lifted 145 kg in the snatch and 185 kg in the clean-and-jerk for a total of 330kg. 
NMU freshman Steve Jarvis (Niagra, Wis.) took home two gold medals and a silver at 94kg. Jarvis snatched 133kg and clean-and-jerked 162kg. He lifted a combined total of 295kg.
“I am extremely satisfied with the performances of these three athletes at the national meet, especially Ito and Jarvis. Both of the boys have improved a lot since they got to NMU and still have potential,” said head coach Ma Jianping.
            USOEC weightlifters will compete April 14-15 at the University National Championships in Reno, Nev., to wrap up their 2006-2007 season.

Prepared By
Dayna Haddock
Student Writer