April 8, 2008

USOEC Weightlifters to Compete at National Collegiate Championships

NMU senior Ashley Suggs (Whitesboro, Texas)
NMU senior Ashley Suggs (Whitesboro, Texas)
MARQUETTE—The United States Olympic Education Center weightlifting team will compete at the 2008 USA Weightlifting National Collegiate Championships April 11-13 in Reno, Nev. Lifters meeting the minimum overall totals in each weight class will qualify for the World University Team.
Coach Andy Tysz said, “It is the last competition of the school semester and the team is looking forward to be done with training. The athlete’s goals are to set personal records and to make it onto the World University Team.”
Athletes who are competing  include Northern Michigan University seniors Paul Roberts (Bartow, Fla.) at 85 kilograms and Ashley Suggs (Whitesboro, Texas) at 69 kg, juniors Collin Ito (Vista, Calif.) at 105-plus kg, Justin Brimhall (Miami, Fla.) at 77 kg and post-baccalaureate Vance Newgard (Homewood, Ill.) at 105-plus kg.
      Ito is also writing a blog for the competition. To read this blog, visit http://www.thecollegiatenationals.com/


Prepared By
Liz Steffl
USOEC Media Intern
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