Pan-Am Games (for anyone who follows oly like myself):
85 KG weightlifters. October 25.
Kendrick Farris (Louisiana) got bronze. SN: 157, C&J: 191 (he attempeted a 198 but he ran out of time. srs.) TOTAL: 348 (about tree fiddy)
Carlos Hernan Andica (Colombia). Silver medal. SN: 157, CJ: 205 TOTAL: 362
Yoandry Hernandez (Cuba) gold medal. SN: 158 CJ: 205 TOTAL: 363 (fuark!! Just by one kilo!!)
Kendrick is probably America's best lifter with the most legitimate chance of placing in London. Currently peaking for Paris; did not peak for the Pan-Am.
Men 94 kg division results:
VANEGA Javier Enrique
GUADAMUD Eduardo Francisco
NORTH Jonathan David
total: 338 (he did 346 kg on US nationals)
FLEMING Jared David
Total: 335 (Althought he's able to do at least 351 kg)
There were 10 competitors in this division.
ROSADO Roberto Carlos
VIERA Hernan Moises
Jon is America's best 94KG lifter but doesn't really stand much of a chance to medal in London. Still as strong as an ox. Very likeable guy with a personable personality. Check out some of Pendlay's CalStrength videos featuring him. Jon displays an exuberance for the sport like no other.
Pat Mendes (Average Broz) is competing tomorrow; Donnie Shankle from CalStrength should be as well.
Here is a stream for the weightlifting portion of the Pan American Games. It airs at 1 EST. Thursday is the last day.