LSU Shreveport Weightlifters Win Gold
February 25, 2011LSUS Weightlifters won three gold medals and one silver medal at the National Junior Championships held February 18-20 in Houston, Texas.
Jared Fleming (Elmira, N.Y.) and Thomas Braddy (Macclenny, Fla.) both won their respective weight categories. Fleming lifted 140 kg. in the snatch and 177 kg. in the clean and jerk in the 94 kg. category. He also received the Best Lifter Award in the Men's category for lifting the most weight relative to body weight. Braddy snatched 128 kg. and clean and jerked 181 kg. in the 105 kg. category.
Micheal Asbate (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) finished second in the 77 kg. category with lifts of 113 kg. in the snatch and 141 kg. in the clean and jerk.
Breanne Bassler (Houston, Texas) won the 58 kg. category with lifts of 75 kg. in the snatch and 95 kg. in the clean and jerk.
Bassler, Fleming, and Braddy will all be members of the USA National Junior Team that will compete in the Junior World Championships June 30 through July 7 in Penang, Malaysia.
For more information, visit the USA Weightlifting Center for High Performance and Development at LSUS.