USOEC: Weightlifter Borges wins gold

MARQUETTE – U.S. Olympic Education Center weightlifter Ryan Borges earned a national championship title Saturday at USA Weightlifting’s National Championships in West Chester, Ohio.

Competing in the 56-kilogram weight class, Borges lifted 101 kg in the snatch and 117 kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 218 kg.

A sophomore special education major at Northern Michigan University, Borges also won the University Championship in April.

“Having Ryan win the Nationals after winning the Universities is great to see,” USOEC coach Vance Newgard said in a news release. “He trains hard and I’m proud of his continuing success.”