18 year old Harrison Maurus (81 kg) just hit an all-time record in the snatch with 160 kg as he put on an exhibition in between sessions at the Alpha Winter Classic at Alpha Barbell. Harrison’s morning weight on that day was just over 83 kg. According to Harrison’s coach Kevin Simons they ‘are already thinking about 165’. This 160 kg snatch is 5 kg more than he made at the World Weightlifting Championships in 2017 and 3 kg more than the World Weightlifting Championships from a few months ago in 2018.
Harrison is the number one ranked weightlifter in the USA with 904 Robi points, 23 points above the second highest ranked weightlifter CJ Cummings, both juniors. According to Coach Simons, Harrison’s next competition might be the 2019 USA Junior Nationals in February.
Harrison is the Youth World Record holder in the clean and jerk in the older 77 kg class with 193 kg which he hit in Anaheim at the 2017 WWC where he also placed 3rd overall in the total (155/193/348). Harrison placed 6th at the 2018 WWC (157/200/357) setting the senior American clean and jerk and total record along the way.