Standout performances during April earned weightlifter CJ Cummings, surfer Caroline Marks and the U.S. Women’s World Championship Ice Hockey Team Best of April honours for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee announced today.
Cummings swept gold and set 15 records – three junior worlds, three junior and three senior Pan American, and three junior and three senior American records – at the Pan American Championships in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Cummings went a perfect six for six in his attempts, Snatched a meet-best 153 kg, and had a meet-best Clean and Jerk of 191 kg. His 344 kg Total was enough to crown him Pan American champion, and he was named Best Male Lifter in the competition.
About the Team USA Awards
Each National Governing Body may nominate one female, one male and one team per discipline. An internal nominating committee selects five nominees from both the male and female categories, and three from the team category to advance to the voting round. Votes received from NGB representatives and select members of the media account for 50 percent of the final tally, with the other half determined by online fan voting via TeamUSA.org/Awards.
Source: Team USA