Three Team Beaufort weightlifters claimed medals at the USA Weightlifting Youth National Championships over the weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Cole Fender swept gold in the 11-and-under 56kg division and placed ninth overall in the 13-and under 56kg division. Fender, 11, cleared 31kg in the snatch and 42kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 73kg. All three marks won gold in the 11-and-under age group, while Fender placed eight in clean, 11th in snatch, and ninth overall in the 13-and-under division.
Justice Little, 12, placed second overall (69kg), first in the clean and jerk (39kg), and second in the snatch (30kg) in the 13-and-under 31kg weight class.
Dade Stanley won silver across the board in the 16-17 85kg weight class. Stanley’s marks of 123kg in the snatch and 155kg in the clean and jerk put him second behind Will Easley, and his runner-up total of 278kg represented an 11kg increase from his total at the Youth Pan-American Championships nine days earlier.
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