Thursday, April 29, 2010
U17 Pan Am Championships
Congratulations to Team USA silver medalist Darren Barnes and his coach Derrick Johnson (both from STL) on his record-setting performance at the Pan Am Youth Championships. Very impressive lifting in the 56 kg weight class!
Congratulations also go out to Team USA's Ian Wilson on winning the gold in the +94 kg weight class in the Pan American Youth Championships. Ian is 16 and is coached by Butch Curry. He went 6/6 and set PRs in both the snatch and clean and jerk in Peru.
It's always a little tenuous to predict athletic success later in life simply from success as at early age. These two young men, along with Darren's twin brother Darrell, have been progressing steadily over the last few years and have represented the US with class at home and abroad. Keep up the good work guys!