On July 2, 2022, weightlifter Mattie Rogers stole the present in the course of the 2022 USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Championships Week in Las Vegas, NV. Rogers confirmed off her energy and broke three Senior American Records within the snatch, clear & jerk, and complete whereas competing within the 76-kilogram division.

The final time Rogers competed on a sanctioned lifting platform was in the course of the 2022 USAW North American Open Series 1 in March 2022. She took dwelling first place within the 81-kilogram weight class. With three data and a few gold medals within the 76-kilogram division on the 2022 USAW National Championships, Rogers has proven off her continued versatility.

Here are her prime stats from this contest:

Mattie Rogers (76KG) | 2022 USAW National Championships Top Stats

  • Snatch — 112 kilograms (246.9 kilos) | Senior American Record
  • Clean & Jerk — 140 kilograms (308.6 kilos) | Senior American Record
  • Total — 252 kilograms (555.5 kilos) | Senior American Record

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Rogers’ snatch determine topped Kate Vibert’s former American Record from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by one kilogram. She prolonged the present clear & jerk by two kilograms, surpassing Jenny Arthur’s mark from 2018. Finally, Rogers’ prime complete exceeded Vibert’s former greatest American Record complete of 249 kilograms (548.9 kilos), which Vibert additionally set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Notably, Rogers really left subsequent makes an attempt at extending her snatch and clear & jerk data on the desk. The American athlete notched her American Record snatch on her second try, then waved off the remainder. Meanwhile, on the clear & jerk, Rogers made a gap carry of 140 kilograms for the American Record, then declined additional alternatives.

Here is the rostrum for the 76-kilogram division on the 2022 USAW National Championships:

Women’s 76KG Podium | 2022 USAW National Championships

1. Mattie Rogers 

  • Snatch — 112 kilograms (246.9 kilos) | Senior American Record
  • Clean & Jerk — 140 kilograms (308.6 kilos) | Senior American Record
  • Total — 252 kilograms (555.5 kilos) | Senior American Record

2. Estelle Rohr 

  • Snatch — 93 kilograms (205 kilos)
  • Clean & Jerk — 122 kilograms (268.9 kilos)
  • Total — 215 kilograms (474 kilos)

3. Christine Middleton

  • Snatch — 92 kilograms (202.8 kilos)
  • Clean & Jerk — 118 kilograms (260.1 kilos)
  • Total — 210 kilograms (463 kilos)

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In an Instagram put up on her efficiency, Rogers mirrored on her dominant efficiency and what to presumably anticipate transferring ahead.

“Only took three of the six attempts to stick with our training plan with a quick hop over to the training hall after to finish up the day with a nice personal record triple,” Rogers wrote. “Got to compete in the class my body is most comfy in and set all-new American records for the snatch, CJ, and total. Happy with this checkpoint!”

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Rogers’ Near Future

Another 2020 Tokyo Olympian, Rogers has made regular progress since that fateful competitors. In every of her final two contests — the 2022 USAW North American Open Series 1 and 2022 USAW National Championships — the American athlete has now improved upon her earlier best-ever complete of 246 kilograms from Tokyo.

For Rogers to do this whereas competing in decrease weight lessons than her time in Tokyo would possibly say lots about her prospects as {qualifications} for the 2024 Paris Olympics begin to ramp up. Notably, Rogers competed within the 87-kilogram division in Tokyo. Based on her Instagram caption, it seems that 76 kilograms is the place the athlete feels most snug as a competitor. Her greatest end on this division is a bronze medal from the 2021 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships.

Unfortunately, whereas it’s nonetheless a class in American contests, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is dissolving the 76-kilogram division for Paris 2024. That means Rogers should both bulk up and compete at 81 kilograms or +81 kilograms, or she might function at 71 kilograms. In that case, she would possibly sq. off towards Vibert and even rising star Olivia Reeves for a spot on the Team USA roster in an intriguing battle.

Depending on the division she chooses to qualify for, Rogers may have a really completely different journey to Paris. As that competitors begins to get nearer and nearer within the facet mirror, she’ll undoubtedly push herself much more in coaching and different contests.

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