Team USA Named for 2017 Summer Universiade
USA Weightlifting Wednesday announced the team that will represent Team USA at the 2017 Summer Universiade August 19-30, 2017 in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.
The International University Sport Federation holds the international Games every two years.
Team USA will field a full team of 16 athletes: 8 men and 8 women.
Team USA Men
|Christian Rodriguez-Ocasio||85kg||Toa Baja, Puerto Rico||Stoneage Weightlifting Club||East Tennessee State University|
|Zachary Karlins||85kg||Orlando, FL||Florida Elite||University of Central Florida|
|Darren Barnes||56kg||St Louis, MO||East Coast Gold||Lindenwood University|
|Andrew Cheung||56kg||Richmond, CA||Sense Gym Weightlifting||Midwestern University|
|Jake Baker||105kg||Aurora, CO||Delta Weightlifting||California State University, Sacramento|
|Drake Thompson||105kg||Englewood, OH||Pinnacle Weightlifting||Sinclair Community College|
|David Jorge||+105kg||Morristown, NJ||East Coast Gold||Union County College|
|Javier Pagliery||+105kg||Miami, FL||Team Soul Miami||St. Thomas University|
Drake competed at the 2017 University and U25 Championship in Gainesville, FL 4/7-4/9/2017. He placed first for his 105KG weight class with a Snatch lift of 141kg, 176KG clean and jerk with a total 317KG.