Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting National Championship team with multiple national champions, American Open champions, international team members and medalists, and national and state record holders.

The Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Association (CWA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses your tax-deductible donations to help with the costs associated with our competitive weightlifting team, such as travel expenses for competition and training camps.

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Team Members

Amanda Braddock
Amanda Braddock 49 kg
National record holder, National champion, World Championships team member, Pan Am Championships snatch and clean & jerk bronze medalist, LV International Open champion
Laura Alexander
Laura Alexander 81/87 kg
National Champion, World Championships and Pan Am Championships competitor
Mattie Rogers
Mattie Rogers 76/81 kg
World championships silver medalist, 3-time world championships medalist, university world champion, 2016 Olympic alternate, National champion, senior and junior American record holder
Juliana Riotto
Juliana Riotto 87 kg
World Cup bronze medalist, junior American snatch and total record holder, junior national champion, junior Pan Am bronze medalist, World Championships and Pan Am Championships competitor

Line Gude
Line Gude 71 kg
National champion, national record holder, U23 European Championships silver medalist, Nordic Champion, World Championships competitor, European championships competitor
Lily Salisbury
Lily Salisbury 64 kg
Junior National Championships bronze medalist, U25 Championships silver medalist, Oregon state snatch, clean & jerk and total record holder
Line Gude
Line Gude 71 kg
National champion, national record holder, U23 European Championships silver medalist, Nordic Champion, World Championships competitor, European championships competitor
Nadia Yangui
Nadia Yangui 64 kg
National Championships medalist, World Championships and Pan Am Championships competitor


Christina Richards
Christina Richards 64 kg
National Championships and American Open competitor
Katlin Kallmeyer
Katlin Kallmeyer 87+ kg
University national champion, Ohio state clean & jerk and total record holder
Michelle Hentz
Michelle Hentz 55 kg
National championships and American Open competitor
Nicole Sahlin
Nicole Sahlin 59 kg
National championships and American Open competitor

Kristin Pope
Kristin Pope 64 kg
National championships snatch silver medalist, American Open snatch silver medalist, University nationals clean & jerk silver medalist, University World Games team member, LV International Open bronze medalist

Retired/At-Large Lifters

Sarabeth McLendon
Sarabeth McLendon 59 kg
Pan Am team member, National championships silver medalist, American Open champion
Jess Lucero
Jess Lucero 58 kg
World & PanAm team member, American record holder, 3-time National Champion, heaviest American woman to clean & jerk double bodyweight
John Downey
John Downey 85 kg
National champion, National Championships bronze medalist, American Open Silver and Bronze medalist

Kara Doherty
Kara Doherty 75 kg
4-time National Champion




Brian Wilhelm
Brian Wilhelm 105+ kg
National Championships silver medalist, American Open silver medalist

Jocelyn Forest Haynes
Jocelyn Haynes 59 kg
American Open silver medalist, National Championships Clean & Jerk silver medalist
Erin Andica
Erin Andica 71 kg
World & PanAm team member, 2-time National Champion, 2-time American Open Champion, 3-time University National Champion
Tamara Solari
Tamara Solari 75+ kg
National Championships bronze medalist, American Open silver medalist



Chelsea Ryan
Chelsea Ryan 71 kg
National Championships & American Open competitor
Lindsay Pace
Lindsay Pace 64 kg
University National Championships bronze medalist
Alyssa Sulay
Alyssa Sulay 64 kg
National Championships snatch bronze medalist

Sam Kleinschmidt
Sam Kleinschmidt 87 kg
National champion, American Open champion, 2-time National Championships bronze medalist, American Open silver medalist
Susan Murphy
Susan Murphy 76 kg
American Open Series Silver Medalist, National Championships & American Open competitor

Danielle Welihozkiy
Danielle Welihozkiy 53 kg
American Open champion, Collegiate National Champion, National Championship bronze medalist.
Jes Liao
Jes Liao 48 kg
National Championships and American Open competitor
Jason Marks
Jason Marks 77 kg
National Championships and American Open competitor, PWA snatch and clean & jerk record holder

Adee Cazayoux
Adee Cazayoux 64 kg
National Championships competitor (Canada)

Snow Charpentier
Snow Charpentier 55 kg
American Open bronze medalist, Oregon snatch, clean & jerk, total record holder



Coaches

Greg Everett
Greg Everett 105 kg
National Championships and American Open competitor, masters national champion, masters American Open champion, masters American record holder, Olympic Trials coach
Aimee Everett
Aimee Everett 69 kg
National Champion, American Open silver medalist, masters National Champion, masters World Cup champion, and masters American Record Holder, former Olympic Training Center resident, Olympic Trials coach
Mike Gray
Mike Gray 105 kg
American Open competitor

Team Awards

2016 National Champions
2012 American Open Silver
2013 National Championship Bronze
2014 National Championship Bronze
2016 American Open Silver
2018 National Championships Bronze
2018 American Open Silver
2019 National Championships Silver
2019 American Open Bronze