Jacksonville 9-year-old breaks two 13U American records for Olympic weightlifting

One record Annalee Seek broke was formerly held by an 11-year-old

Annalee, a 9-year-old from Jacksonville, breaks two American records for Olympic weightlifting. (USA Olympic Weightlifting)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In an incredible showing at the USA Weightlifting North American open, 9-year-old Annalee Seek from Jacksonville broke two 13U youth American records in her weight category.

Annalee’s mom, Danielle, told News4JAX she has only been weightlifting for a year and a half.

She competed during the 2022 North American Open Finals in Atlanta at the beginning of December in the 13-and-under age group and 66 pounds and under weight class.

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She broke one record in snatch with 30 kg — 66 pounds — and another record in total with 143 pounds. Annalee weighs in at 65 pounds, which means she is lifting her own body weight to beat the competition.

She also tied during the clean and jerk portion — formerly held by an 11-year-old, Danielle said.

Jacksonville 9-year-old breaks two 13U American records for Olympic weightlifting (News4JAX)

Danielle told News4JAX she trains at Jacksonville Strength in Mandarin. She credits her coach — Chad Cahoy — for her immense success.

“He is an amazing coach and she would not be where she is today without his help every step of the way!” Danielle said.

Great job, Annalee! Duuuval is proud of you!


About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.