October 21, 2013

USOEC Hosts Weightlifting Meet

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Weightlifters at the United States Olympic Education Center will participate in an intrasquad meet at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in the Physical Education Instructional Facility rec sports area. Community club and youth club weightlifters will also participate in the meet, which is free and open to the public.

The event is an official USA Wrestling-sanctioned match, meaning results could qualify USOEC athletes to participate in the American Open Championships, to be held Dec. 6 – 8 in Dallas.

Youth weightlifter and Marquette native Jarryn Stewart will compete in the event. The 15-year-old Stewart is taking the first step to qualify for the American Open Championships, where she will then compete for a position on the USA Youth Olympic squad.

“This meet is to showcase our talents to the university and to the community,” said Vance Newgard, USOEC head weightlifting coach. “It is also a great tuneup because we’re less than seven weeks out from the American Open Championships.”



Prepared By
Brian Price
Graduate Assistant
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