Cleveland, Ohio - Cara Heads won the women's 75-kg category today at the USA Weightlifting National Championships, in the first class of the day today.
Casey Burgener on his way up with 210 kg. Burgener went six for six, had a 10-kg PR, and made the World Championships team. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
Even though she had made three good snatches, ending with 97.5 kg, Heads had things in the balance until the last minute, as it took her three tries to make 115 in the clean and jerk.
Cheryl Haworth hit 120/155 to win the women's +75-kg category, and Pete Kelley did 160/202.5 for the men's 105-kg title. Olympian Shane Hamman did 175/212.5 for the +105-kg title, with Casey Burgener in pursuit at 170/210.
Making the women's Pan Am and World Championships team were: Jackie Berube, Natalie Woolfolk, Danica Rue, Erin Okonek, Cara Heads, Cheryl Haworth and Carissa Gordon. Lance Frye, Shane Hamman, Matt Bruce, Robert Murphy, Casey Burgener, Pete Kelley, Chad Vaughn and Innocent Ukpong made the men's Pan Am and World Championships team.