Westlake High grad and former SWC wrestling Champ and current Lindenwood University Olympic Weightlifting Student Assistant Coach and competitor, Sheldon Stuckart, won the USA Weightlifting 85 kg Junior Nationals in San Francisco, California this past Sunday February 17, 2013.
Sheldon has qualified for the USA Weightlifting World Team and will represent the United States at the Junior Worlds in Lima, Peru in May.
Stuckart competed in the 85kg class finishing first in both lift techniques and in total weight with 283kg.
He won the snatch with a top lift of 125kg then earned first in the clean and jerk with a successful lift of 158kg. The competition ended with Stuckart 16kg ahead of silver medalist Ben Wetzel and 26kg over the bronze medalist Christopher Young of Northern Michigan.
Stuckart qualified for the World Junior Weightlifting Championships to be held in Lima, Peru May 3-11.
Stuckart and the Olympic weightlifting team will travel to Columbus, Ohio for Arnold Classic March 1-3 before for the USA Weightlifting 2013 Collegiate National Championships in mid-April.
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