Mattie Rogers

Martha Ann "Mattie" Rogers (born August 23, 1995) is an American female Olympic weightlifter, competing in the 71 kg category and representing the United States at international competitions. She has competed at world championships, including at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships.[1] Rogers won the silver medal in 2019 in Pattaya Thailand, Pattaya marked the 24-year-old’s fourth senior worlds and the third in a row at which she medaled. After her 2017 silver she was the first medal in 12 years for an American of either gender and her 2018 clean & jerk bronze marked the first time a U.S. lifter had medaled at consecutive worlds since 1994, Rogers is now the first from her country to medal at three straight in 25 years; Byrd-Goad earned medals each year from 1991 through 1994[2]. She holds the United States record in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total. Rogers has broken multiple of her own American records, and is a junior pan American champion. Starting out as a competitive cheerleader, Rogers transferred into CrossFit at age 17, and transferred into weightlifting a year later.

Mattie Rogers
Personal information
Full nameMartha Ann Rogers
NationalityAmerican
Born (1995-08-23) August 23, 1995 (age 24)
Apopka, Florida, United States
ResidenceApopka, Florida, U.S.
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight70.75 kg (156 lb)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)–71 kg
ClubCatalyst Athletics
Coached byAimee Anaya Everett
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Snatch: 110 kg (240 lb)
Clean & Jerk: 134 kg (295 lb)
Total: 244 kg (538 lb)

Early lifeEdit

Rogers was born August 23, 1995 in Apopka, Florida.

Before weightlifting, Rogers competed in cheerleading and gymnastics. She began training in CrossFit when she was 17 years old. After one year of training, she competed in her first weightlifting meet. In 2014, she made her International Weightlifting Federation debut at the 2014 IWF Pan-American Junior Championships. She made her senior-level debut a year later at the 2015 World Championships where she finished 15th overall with a total of 226 kg[3].

In 2016, Rogers narrowly missed qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics. She was awarded best overall lifter at the 2016 National Championships & Olympic Trials, but did not qualify for the Olympic Games because Jenny Arthur, Morghan King, and Sarah Robles would give the United States a better chance at winning an Olympic medal[4].

Major resultsEdit

Year Event Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
2015 2015 World Weightlifting Championships   Houston, United States 69 kg 97 100 102 16 120 123 126 13 226 15
2016 2016 National Championships – Olympic Trials[5]   Salt Lake City, United States 69 kg 100 106 109 1 132 132 141 1 238 1
2016 2016 National University Championships[6]   New Orleans, United States 69 kg 95 98 101 1 120 124 127 1 228 1
2016 2016 World University Championship[7]   Merida, Mexico 69 kg 95 99 103 1 122 126 132 1 235 1
2016 2016 American Open[8]   Orlando, United States 69 kg 97 100 103 1 123 126 132 1 235 1
2017 2017 National Championships[9]   Chicago, United States 69 kg 98 102 105 1 126 130 134 1 239 1
2017 2017 Pan-American Championships[10]   Miami, United States 69 kg 95 96 100 2 125 130 133 2 233 2
2017 2017 World Weightlifting Championship[11]   Anaheim, CA United States 69 kg 101 104 107 3 131 135 135 3 235 3
2018 2018 Pan-American Championship[12]   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 69 kg 99 99 103 2 126 130 136 2 229 2
2018 2018 World Weightlifting Championship[13]   Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 71 kg 100 103 105 5 130 133 137 3 238 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 Weightlifting World Championships – Martha Ann Rogers". iwf.net. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Penny, Brandon. "Kate Nye, Mattie Rogers Make History As First U.S. Women's Weightlifters To Win Gold, Silver Together".
  3. ^ "Who is … Mattie Rogers". NBC Olympics. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "What Happened At The Olympic Trials?". FloElite. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "2016 National Championships & Olympic Trials". webpoint.usaweightlifting.org. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Results". Team USA. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Results". Team USA. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "2016 USA Weightlifting American Open Championships Results". Team USA. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Results" (PDF). Team USA. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "Results by Events". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "Results by Events". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "Final Results" (PDF). Pan-American Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  13. ^ "Results by Events". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved December 19, 2018.

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