USOEC Weightlifters Win Gold
MARQUETTE, Mich.—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 Northern Michigan University Club weightlifting team added three gold medals in the junior category.
First-place finishers for the USOEC team were Holly O’Dovero of Marquette, Mich., with a 125-kilogram total in the 58-kg weight class and Vanessa McCoy of Wichita Falls, Texas,who competed at 63 kg and lifted a 188-kg total. McCoy lifted a personal best of 105 kg in the clean and jerk,beating her old record by 1 kg.
Finishing the event in third place was Brennen Jaquint of Evansville, Wis. Jaquint competed at 105 kg and lifted a snatch, and clean and jerk total of 240 kg.
First-place finishers for the NMU Club Team were Marquetteresidents Jarynn and Dinele Stewartand Sage Pletka.
With their victory, Jarynn and Dinele qualified for the National Youth Weightlifting Championships June 28-30 in St. Joseph, Mo.
Resident Team Results
|58 kg||Holly O’Dovero||Snatch 56 kg||Clean & Jerk 69 kg||1st place|
|63 kg||Vanessa McCoy||Snatch 83 kg||Clean & Jerk 105 kg||1st place|
|105 kg||Brennen Jaquint||Snatch 110 kg||Clean & Jerk 130 kg||3rd place|
Club Team Results
|53 kg||Jarynn Stewart||Snatch 37 kg||Clean & Jerk 50kg||1st place|
|58 kg||Dinele Stewart||Snatch 36 kg||Clean & Jerk 50 kg||1st place|
|62 kg||Sage Pletka||Snatch 36 kg||Clean & Jerk 50 kg||1st place|