Holliday's McCoy Wins Gold at USA Weightlifting Championship

Holliday native Vanessa McCoy won three gold medals this weekend in the USA Weightlifting Championships.

The 2004 HHS graduate competed in the 63 kilogram weight class Saturday in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

In the snatch event, she lifted 83 kg (~180 lbs), then in the Clean & Jerk she lifted 98 kg (~215 lbs), for a total of 181 kg (~398 lbs)

Those lifts were good to take Gold in both individual events, as well as the total combined.

She currently resides in Marquette, Michigan, where she is in training for the 2012 Olympics with the US Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University.