On Friday, Beaufort’s C.J. Cummings made Oklahoma City his playground. On Saturday, it was older brother Omar’s turn.
For the second straight day, a Beaufort weightlifter had a stellar day at the USA Weightlifting Junior National Championships.
Omar Cummings, competing in the 77 kg class, broke his personal best by 28 pounds en route to winning the silver medal. Cummings snatched 124 kg (273 pounds) and clean-and-jerked 151 kg (333 pounds).
“I believe he secured a spot on Team USA for the Youth World Team with his baby brother,” Team Beaufort coach Ray Jones said in a text message. “The absolute rankings will not be known until late Sunday when all lifting is complete. But it looks really good.”
Omar’s strong performance came a day after 14-year-old C.J. won gold medals for the snatch, clean and jerk and total lifts in his 69 kg weight class, setting two Youth American records in the process.
The 12-man Team USA will travel to Peru in April to compete in the Youth World Championships.