By Joshua Huff, sports editor
SAN DIEGO — Trussville native Taylor Stephens, who was featured in a Trussville Tribune Digital Media piece earlier this summer, is set to compete in the IWF World Cup & San Diego International Open on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.
Stephens, who competed in nationals this past May, finished in sixth place out of 32 participants in her weight class. That placement in nationals afforded her the opportunity to compete for Team USA in both San Diego and Belarus.
“I’m really, really excited,” Stephens said. “It’s an honor. These athletes are amazing. A lot of them have been doing it their whole lives. To be able to compete along side of them is a dream come true.”
Her ultimate goal is to represent the U.S. in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
You can watch her performance at 2 p.m. CST. She will be on the red platform.
Meet Olympic weightlifiting hopeful Taylor Stephens.
Posted by The Trussville Tribune on Monday, August 19, 2019