Once again, Mattie Rogers has shown her dominance in the 69KG weight class. Competing at the 2017 USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Championships, Rogers won her 3rd National championships with a performance that saw her successfully make all six of her attempts and set a new American Record in the clean & jerk with 134KG. She successfully made 105KG on her 3rd attempt in the snatch, and finished the competition with a 239KG total, which ties her American record which she set at the 2016 Pan American Championships in Cartagena, Colombia, last June.
It can be argued that Rogers has been the top 69KG female weightlifter in American weightlifting history, as she is the owner of all the Senior age group records in the category, including tonight’s 134KG clean & jerk, which extends her own record in the category. Based on tonight’s results, Rogers projects to have secured a spot on Team USAW for the 2017 Pan American Championships this summer in Miami, and is poised to earn a trip to the 2017 World Championships this fall in Anaheim.
Over the last several years, Rogers has been a dominant force for Team USA at international competitions. In 2016 she became the World University Champion in the 69KG category where she totaled 235KG for the gold medal. She finished 2016 with a six for six performance to win the 2016 American Open in her hometown of Orlando.
At the 2016 Pan American Championships in Colombia, Rogers finished with a 239KG total to win a silver medal for Team USA. In addition, she is a two time bronze medalist at the Junior Pan American Championships in the 63KG category. Her first significant Senior level event was the 2015 World Championships in Houston where she placed 14th overall and earned significant team points that helped Team USA send three woman to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.
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