4 Beaufort Weightlifters competing at The Arnold


By Mike McCombs

The Island News

Four weightlifters representing Beaufort’s Team Divergent will compete this week at the 2023 North American Open Series 1 – at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

Beaufort’s C.J. Cummings, 23, who competed in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, will compete in the Open Men’s Division in the 81kg class. His entry total was 330kg. His group lifts at noon on Friday.

Ian Graham, 19, is also competing in the Open Men’s Division in the 109kg class. His entry total was 260kg. His group lifts at 10 a.m., Sunday.

Graham and Cummings are being coached by Ray Jones.

Malory Medaglia, 26, is competing in the Open Women’s Division in the 71kg class. Her entry total was 128kg. Her group lifts at 10 a.m., Saturday. She is being coached by Jesse Sanborn.

And Tristan Mueller, 17, is lifting in the Men’s 16-17 Division in the 67kg weight class. His entry total was 156kg. His group competes at 10 a.m., Thursday.

The competition will take place at the Columbus Convention Center. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3J2hHvC.

Mike McCombs is the Editor of The Island News and can be reached at TheIslandNews@gmail.com.

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