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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

Name Weight Category Hometown Club College/University
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.