Metro Tech's Martin Lopez Finishes 5th in Weightlifting Championships

Posted by Community Relations Department on 2/10/2014

Martin Lopez finished 5th in the 56-kilogram weight class at the National Youth Olympic Weightlifting Championships in Aurora, Colorado, February 1.   Lopez, 5-4 and 123 pounds, snatched 167 pounds and clean and jerked 191 pounds.  Only been lifting since August and competing in his only his second event in his life,  he has been identified as a top prospect by the United Stated Olympic Committee. He is also a member of the Metro Tech Olympic Weightlifting club and is strong in Calculus, as well.