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USMMA Weightlifting Club Debuts on National Stage

Johnson City, TN -- This past weekend the United States Merchant Marine Academy Weightlifting Club competed in their first ever National competition at East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, TN.

The 2013 USA University National Championship was held from April 4 to April 7 and included athletes of all ages and sexes from around the United States. 

The club had a few standout performances as M/N Dillon Yi competed in the 62 kg weight class and achieved a new personal record Snatch of 71kg as well as a 92kg Clean and Jerk; placing fifth in his weight class.

M/N Tyler Fugleberg competed in the 85 kg weight class and also achieved a new personal record Snatch of 100 kg and a 121 kg Clean and Jerk. He placed 18th out of 33 competitors in his weight class as the Weightlifting Club began its jounrey to achieving notoriety in the collegiate athletic arena.

The Merchant Marine Weightlifting Club has grown from four members to 11 members in a period of less than two months and looks to continue to grow and prosper under the leadership of the club's Coach, Wilfredo de Jesus, the clubs advisor, Captain William Fell USMS, and all academy personal who have been involved in the club's development.

Courtesy of M/N Tyler Fugleberg 4/c