Terry Roberson, Jr set a new national weightlifting record for the 13 and under 35kg weight class at the 2013 Youth National Weightlifting Championships on June 27-30. Eight individual medals came home with the 10-member Coastal Empire Weightlifting team, and the 13 and under male team placed second overall.
Representing Savannah on the Coastal Empire Weightlifting team, Roberson also received an invitation to train at the USA Olympic Weightlifting Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO this July. He will be entering the 6th grade at Savannah Classical Academy this fall.
Nikki Hanebrink took first place in the women’s youth category, lifting six for six and winning the Best Technique award with her 61kg snatch and 76kg clean and jerk, for a 136kg total. Nikki is a rising junior at Johnson High School.
Kerri Goodrich, Alice Kohler and Warren Weir coached the Coastal Empire Weightlifting team. The 2013 Youth National Weightlifting Championships was held at Missouri West State University in St. Joseph’s, MO.