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Wes Barnett

Full name: Wesley T. "Wes" Barnett
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 238 lbs (108 kg)
Born: April 10, 1970 in Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Wesley Weightlifters
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Wes Barnett was a two-time Olympic weightlifter who attended college at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 1990 he was US Junior Champion and the National Collegiate Champion in the 90 kg class. He also won three medals at the Pan American Games, gold in 1995, silver in 1991, and bronze in 1999. At the 1997 World Championships Barnett finished second in clean-and-jerk and won a bronze medal in the total.

Barnett later went into sports administration. He served as a Drug Control Administrator with the US Olympic Committee from 1997-2000, then helped start the USOC Sports Partnership from 2000-02. He served as Executive Director of USA Weightlifting from 2002-07, and then returned to an executive role with the US Olympic Committee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight I United States USA 15
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight II United States USA 6

Men's Heavyweight I

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 15 352.5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 17 157.5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 152.5 o
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 157.5 o
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 160.0 x
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 14 195.0
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 195.0 o
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 200.0 x
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 200.0 x

Men's Heavyweight II

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 6 395.0
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 12T 175.0
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 165.0 o
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 170.0 o
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 175.0 o
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 4T 220.0
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 215.0 o
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 220.0 o
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 225.0 x
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