USOEC weightlifter competes

MARQUETTE -United States Olympic Education Center weightlifter Vanessa McCoy participated in the World University Games now taking place in Kazan, Russia.

McCoy, of Wichita Falls, Texas, finished 11th overall, lifting 83-kilograms in the snatch, and 103 kg in the clean and jerk for a personal record of 186 kg.

A pair of Greco-Roman wrestlers will represent the USOEC on Monday. Max Nowry of Wheeling, Ill. – who finished his career at Northern Michigan University in May – and Parker Betts of St. Michael, Minn., will compete in the 55 kg and 120 kg weight classes, respectively.