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USAW names 2013 IWF World Championships Team

Fifteen of the top weightlifters in the U.S. head to Wroclaw, Poland, Oct. 16-27 for the 2013 IWF World Championships. The decorated group of American athletes looks to continue a strong 2013 international campaign as Team USA begins to pave the road to Rio 2016.

Led by National Team Coach Zygmunt Smalcerz, Men’s Co-Head Coaches Christopher Wilkes and Glenn Pendlay, and Women’s Head Coach Jose Victor Gallego, the U.S. Team will be comprised of eight men, seven women and four reserves.

“USA Weightlifting is proud to send this group to represent our country at Worlds in Poland,” said USA Weightlifting CEO Michael Massik. “This is an excellent group of athletes who have taken great strides to earn their spots on this team. We are very proud of the work they have done to get here and excited for the work they will do on the world stage.”

The 2013 IWF World Championships U.S. Women’s Team:

Morghan King, 48kg / Cortney Batchelor, 58kg / Geralee Vega, 63kg / Jenny Arthur, 69kg / Allie Henry, 69kg / Chioma Amaechi / Shelbie Serpan, 75+kg

Reserves: Samantha Lower, 58kg and Kelly Rexroad-Williams, 48kg

The 2013 IWF World Championships U.S. Men’s Team:

Caleb Williams, 69kg / James Tatum, 77kg / Travis Cooper, 85kg / Mike Nackoul, 85kg / Jared Fleming, 94kg / Donovan Ford, 105kg / David Garcia, 105kg / Caine Wilkes, 105+kg

Reserves: Darren Barnes, 56kg and Chad Vaughn, 77kg

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