The Myles Ahead team traveled on Thursday June 27th to St. Joseph Missouri to compete in The USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships. The event was held at Western Missouri State University's Griffin Sports Complex and summer home of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team. And after impressive performances from all members of their youth Olympic Weightlifting Team, the team placed first in the under 13 team competition.
The competition is an elite event for the top youth athletes competing in Olympic style weightlifting. Over 350 youths ages 11 - 17 years qualified and competed in the event. Only small fraction of youth weight lifters make the qualifying totals for this prestigious event held each year. USA weightlifting uses this national event to help establish an elite athlete pool for international weightlifting events and future Olympic competitions. Each athlete lift 6 lifts; 3 snatch lifts and 3 clean and jerk lifts using the same format used in the Olympics.
The Myles Ahead Team's Individual results as follows:
Julia McKairnes (Santa Rosa)- 1st place girls under 13, 35 kilogram weight class & 6 for 6 Best Lifter Award
Chloe Tacata (Santa Rosa)- 1st place girls under 14-15, 44 kilogram weight class & 6 for 6 Best Lifter Award
Mia Zecowy (Santa Rosa)- 2nd place girls under 13, 39 kilogram weight class
Mackenzie Barnes (Novato) - 2nd place girls under 13, 44 kilogram weight class
Athena Schrijver (Santa Rosa)- 2nd place girls under 13, 48 kilogram weight class
Rachel Nykamp (Rohnert Park)- 3rd place girls under 13, 39 kilogram weight class
Rico Medina (Rohnert Park) - 5th place Boys under 13, 50 kilogram weight class
Nathan Prokop (Petaluma) - 5th place Boys under 13, 56 kilogram weight class
Azriel Medina (Rohnert Park)- 4th place Boys under 14, 50 kilogram weight class
The Myles Ahead team is coached by Freddie Myles, owner and head coach at Myles Ahead Weightlifting. Coach Sarah Flynn also assisted with the team. Myles Ahead Weightlifting was established in 2005 and offers comprehensive training programs for youth and adult athletes using Olympic style weight training. Coaches Freddie Myles, Nikki Myles and Sarah Flynn all have competed at the national level for many years and hold manny Pacific Weightlifting records.
Next month 5 adult lifters from Myles Ahead will compete in USA weightlifting Senior National Championships in Columbus Ohio. Released by : Jude Prokop firstname.lastname@example.org, 707 953 6683 Myles Ahead Weightlifting, 424 Payran St. Petaluma CA - 707 283 1739 , email@example.com