USOEC weightlifting holding intrasquad meet

MARQUETTE – The United State Olympic Education Center weightlifting program, as well as the community and youth clubs, will hold a intrasquad meet at 4 p.m. Friday in the PEIF rec sports area. The meet is free and open to the public.

It will be an official USA Wrestling-sanctioned meet, meaning results could qualify USOEC athletes to participate in the American Open Championships on Dec. 6-8 in Dallas.

Youth weightlifter Jarryn Stewart, 15, of Marquette, will compete in the event. She is attempting to qualify for the American Open and a spot on the USA Youth Olympic squad.

“This meet is to showcase our talents to the university and to the community,” USOEC head weightlifting coach Vance Newgard said. “It is also a great tuneup because we’re less than seven weeks out from the American Open Championships.”