Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting National Championship team with multiple national champions, American Open champions, international team members, and national and state record holders.

The Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Association (CWA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses your tax-deductible donations to help our competitive weightlifters with competition and training expenses, stipends and performance bonuses.

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Any donation you can make, whether a one-time payment or an annually repeating contribution, is welcomed gratefully by the team and will be used for the athletes. All donations are tax deductible.

Corporate donors please contact us at info@catalystathletics.org to learn more.


Team Members

John Downey
John Downey 85 kg
National champion, National Championships bronze medalist, American Open Silver and Bronze medalist

Sam Kleinschmidt
Sam Kleinschmidt 90 kg
American Open Champion, 2-time National Championships bronze medalist, American Open silver medalist, American Open Clean & Jerk gold medalist
Erin Andica
Erin Andica 69 kg
World & PanAm team member, 2-time National Champion, 2-time American Open Champion, 3-time University National Champion
Amanda Braddock
Amanda Braddock 48 kg
Canadian record holder, National champion, World & PanAm team member, World championships clean & jerk bronze medalist

Chelsea Ryan
Chelsea Ryan 69 kg
National Championships & American Open competitor

Lily Salisbury
Lily Salisbury 58 kg
Junior National Championships bronze medalist, Oregon snatch & total record holder
Jocelyn Forest Haynes
Jocelyn Haynes 63 kg
American Open silver medalist, National Championships Clean & Jerk silver medalist

Snow Powers Charpentier
Snow Charpentier 53 kg
American Open bronze medalist, Oregon snatch, clean & jerk, total record holder

Holley Mangold
Holley Mangold 90+ kg
2012 Olympian, World & PanAm team member, 2-time National Champion, 2-time Junior National Champion, 2-time American Open champion
Susan Murphy
Susan Murphy 75 kg
National Championships & American Open competitor



Lindsay Pace
Lindsay Pace 63 kg
University National Championships bronze medalist



Alyssa Sulay
Alyssa Sulay 63 kg
National Championships snatch bronze medalist



Adee Cazayoux
Adee Cazayoux 63 kg
National Championships competitor (Canada)

Retired/At-Large Lifters

Kara Doherty
Kara Doherty 75 kg
4-time Canadian National Champion
Brian Wilhelm
Brian Wilhelm 105+ kg
National Championships silver medalist, American Open silver medalist

Tamara Solari
Tamara Solari 75+ kg
National Championships bronze medalist, American Open silver medalist

Jess Lucero
Jess Lucero 58 kg
World & PanAm team member, American record holder, 3-time National Champion, heaviest American woman to clean & jerk double bodyweight
Danielle Welihozkiy
Danielle Welihozkiy 53 kg
American Open champion, Collegiate National Champion, National Championship bronze medalist.

Jes Liao
Jes Liao 48 kg
National Championships and American Open competitor



Jason Marks
Jason Marks 77 kg
National Championships and American Open competitor, PWA snatch and clean & jerk record holder

Coaches

Greg Everett
Greg Everett 105 kg
Head coach, National Championships and American Open competitor, masters national champion, masters American Open champion, masters American record holder, Olympic Trials coach
Aimee Everett
Aimee Everett 69 kg
National Champion, American Open silver medalist, masters National Champion, masters World Cup champion, and masters American Record Holder, former Olympic Training Center resident, Olympic Trials coach
Mike Gray
Mike Gray 105 kg
American Open competitor