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Oct. 28, 2014, 12 p.m. (ET)

October 30, 2014-Preparing with Composure for the World Stage

October 29, 2014-Wednesday Word: Feel it First: Technique Corrections

October 28, 2014 -NGC Re-opens Nominations for Technical Director to the Board

October 22, 2014-Wednesday Word: I lost my technique, and now I'm upset

October 20, 2014-Youth Invitational & Colorado Open Results

October 17, 2014-Feature Friday: Forearm Mobility for Weightlifting

October 16, 2014-USA Weightlifting Hosting International Youth Invitational in Colorado Springs Press Release

  2014 Youth Invitational and COS Open Combined Start Lists Final Start List

                          Fifteen American Standouts to Compete at World University Weightlifting Championships

October 15, 2014-Wednesday Word: Warming-up Early By: Greg Everett

October 8, 2014-American Open Registration Ranking Update

                        National Junior Registration Ranking Update

Wednesday Word: Adapting to the Grind: Mental Toughness & Visualization for Weightlifting

October 3, 2014-Feature Friday: Weightlifting Athlete Krystal Cantu Clean & Jerks with 1 arm

October 2, 2014-Texas Barbell: 2014 National Champion Men's Team

October 1, 2014-Board Election Procedures

                        2014 Fall Magazine
  2015 National Junior Championships Entry Form         

                        Wednesday Word: Learning from your Misses                      

September 28, 2014-2014 National University Day 3 Results

September 27, 2014-2014 National University Day 2 Results

September 26, 2014-2014 National University Day 1 Results

September 25, 2014-2014 National University Start List & Schedule

September 24, 2014-Mobility for People Who Hate Doing Mobility

September 23, 2014-Update on Board terms

                              MDUSA: 2014 National Championship Women's Team

                              Response to answer inquiries regarding the recent Board of Directors’ election/selection announcement

September 22, 2014-2014 National University Championships Event Press Release                          

September 19, 2014-Feature Friday: Inside The Anti-Doping Lab

September 18, 2014-Having an Extraordinary Vision for Weightlifting: Zygmunt Smalcerz

September 17, 2014-Wednesday Word: 20 Tips That Will Make You Better at Olympic Weightlifting Written By Chet Morjaria of Strength Education

September 15, 2014-Board Nominations Under Way

                               Masters Camp Feature Story

September 12, 2014-Feature Friday: All Comers Camp Training Video

September 11, 2014-2014 Masters World Championships, Team USA Results

September 10, 2014-Northern Michigan University-Olympic Training Site Weightlifter Brian Budd Travels to South Africa

                             Wednesday Word: Heaving Snatch Balance: I'm Sorry for Doubting You

September 8, 2014-Registration deadline extended for 16-17 Youth World Championships Trials in Colorado Springs

September 5, 2014-Feature Friday: USA Weightlifting Masters Camp

September 3, 2014-Wednesday Word: Predicting your 1 RM

                               2014 National University Championships Start List Update

2014 American Open Ranking Update

September 1, 2014-The National Office will be closed in observation of the holiday.  Normal business hours will resume September 2, 2014. 

August 29, 2014-Feature Friday: Weightlifting Promises

2014 National University Championships Start List & Schedule

World Team Trials Final Qualifier Start List & Schedule 

August 28, 2014-Be a Volunteer in Rio

Athletes Gain Life Skills Through YOG Culture And Education Program

USA Weightlifting Honors the Life of Dick "Smitty" Smith

August 27, 2014-Wednesday Word: 5 MUSCLES TO STRETCH TO HELP YOUR LIFTS

August 25, 2014-World Championship Team Ranking Update

August 21, 2014-Four Elite USA Weightlifting Athletes to Compete at 2014 Russian Federation Presidents Cup

August 20, 2014-Wednesday Word:Body Image & bodyweight in weightlifting By Jessica Salvaggio

August 18, 2014-American Open Championships Ranking & Registration Information

                         2015 Youth World Championships Qualification

                         Debbie Millet Carroll to Receive Connect Sports Volunteer of the Year Award

August 15, 2014-Revised Qualification Procedures: 2014 American Open and All 2015 National Events

                          Feature Friday: Deadlifts for Olympic Lifts?

August 13, 2014 -Update on Russian President's Cup Participants

                          Wednesday Word: What the Heck are the Youth Olympic Games?

                          Adapting to a New Level: Youth Olympian Ryan Sennett

                          Revised Qualification Procedures: 2014 American Open and All 2015 National Events

August 12, 2014-Immersed in the Moment-Youth Olympian Deirdre Lenzsch

August 8, 2014-Feature Friday: Altitude Athletics Feature

August 7, 2014-New 2014 International Competition Opportunity

                       USA Weightlifting National Juniors Joins OKC’s Bart & Nadia Sports Festival

August 6, 2014-USA Weightlifting World Team Trials (Pittsburgh) start list

                        Wednesday Word: Flexibility Training with Cirque du Soleil By USA Weightlifting Director of Coaching Education Michael Conroy

                        USA Weightlifting Announces Partnership with Goat Tape

August 1, 2014-Feature Friday: How to use Olympic Weightlifting straps safely

July 31, 2014-Cirque du Soleil & USA Weightlifting Incorporating Power Through Partnership

                     USA Weightlifting to Host Central Region Camp

                     2015 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships head to the Mall of America

July 30, 2014-Wednesday Word: The Secret Food of Athletes: Inside the Olympic Training Center's Nutrition Lab By Nick Heil

July 25, 2014-World Championship Ranking Update

                     2014 National Championships 94kg A Session Webcast Video

                      Feature Friday: Olympic Weightlifting - Snatch Practice with GoPro

July 24, 2014-Olympic Training Center Hosting Elite Youth Junior Camp

                     USA Weightlifting and CoachesAid National Championships 94kg A Session

July 23, 2014-Cummings, Several Others Set American Records in Salt Lake City

                      Wednesday Word: 6 OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING HABITS TO BREAK TODAY!

July 22, 2014-Being Interchangeable-Success in Olympic Weightlifting Breeds Success in CrossFit

July 21, 2014-International Team Trials Opportunities Update

July 20, 2014-National Championships Final Results

July 16, 2014-Wednesday Word: Competition Preparation: Don't Forget the Details Greg Everett

July 15, 2014-Early Edition of the Wednesday Word: PACK THE RIGHT WAY FOR NATIONALS!

July 11, 2014-Feature Friday: Sub 3 Minutes with Lauren Fisher

July 9, 2014-Youth Team Rankings Update
   American Records Update
                   Wednesday word: THINGS NEW WOMEN WEIGHTLIFTERS SHOULD KNOW 

July 7, 2014-July 2014 Magazine

July 4, 2014-The National Office will be closed in observation of the July 4th holiday.  Normal business
                   hours will resume July 7, 2014. 

July 3, 2014-USA Weightlifting Sends Team to Pan Am Sports Festival

July 2, 2014- Athlete Reps Elected to Coaching Education, Competition Committees

  Team Ranking Updates

                  Wednesday Word: 4 WAYS TO INSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR SNATCH

June 23, 2014-International Team Trials Opportunities

June 11, 2014-Wednesday Word: Hitting A Goal: A Bodyweight Snatch 

June 4, 2014-USA Weightlifting to Host International Youth Invitational in Colorado Springs

                      The Wednesday Word: The Snatch Overhead Position

May 30, 2014-Committee Update

May 29, 2014-Darrel Barnes Medal Advancement


May 28, 2014-Wednesday Word: Understanding the Olympic Lifts

                     Pan Am Championships Live Webcast Link

                     2014 Pan Am Championships-Team USA Schedule

                     2014 Pan Am Championships Day 1 Team Leader Report

                     2014 National Youth Championships Updated Start List

                      2014 National Youth Championships-Hotel, Venue, Airport Driving Directions

May 26, 2014-The National Office will be closed in observation of Memorial Day.  Normal business hours will resume May 27, 2014. 

May 22, 2014 - American Records Update
                       Youth Olympic Games Ranking

May 16, 2014-Magazine Cover Contest Voting

May 15, 2014-Committee Elections Begin

May 14, 2014-Club Insurance Clarification

     Wednesday Word: 4 Fundamentals of Elite Olympic Weightlifting

May 12, 2014-Coaching Education Committee Nominations Extended

May 9, 2014-2014 Youth Pan Am Team Show Case

May 7, 2014-Update on Committee Nominations

                    Wednesday Word: Snatch and Clean Extension: Be Patient

May 2, 2014-Team USA Youth Pan American Championships Camp

                    Feature Friday: Motivational video showcasing some current and not-so-current lifting

April 30, 2014-Wednesday Word: The Olympic Squat By Greg Everett

April 25, 2014-Feature Friday: What do Olympic Champions do in their backyards!?

April 23, 2014-Wednesday Word: Lessons from Romania By: Matt Foreman

April 16, 2014-Wednesday Word: The Sots Press By Greg Everett

April 15, 2014-Team Rankings Update

April 11, 2014-Nominations for Competition, Coaching Education Committee Open

      American Records Update

April 9, 2014-Wednesday Word: Yay Burpees! An Interview with Mike Burgener By Robb Wolf

April 6, 2014-Day 5 Results of the 2014 Junior Pan Am Championships

April 5, 2014- Day 4 Results of the 2014 Junior Pan Am Championships

April 4, 2014-Day 3 Results of the 2014 Junior Pan Am Championships

             Feature Friday: Feature #1

                     Feature Friday: Feature #2

April 3, 2014-Day 2 Results of the 2014 Junior Pan Am Championships

April 2, 2014-Wednesday Word: From the Floor to Overhead By Dan John

                    Day 1 Results of the 2014 Junior Pan Am Championships

March 31, 2014-2014 Team USA Junior Pan American Championships Press Release

March 28, 2014-Feature Friday: MDUSA Afternoon Training

March 27, 2014-2014 American Open

March 26, 2014-2014 Junior Pan Am, Reno Open, Trials Session Schedule

Wednesday Word: Pulling, Pushing, and Thinking: Extended connections between Olympic Lifting and Powerlifting By: Matt Foreman

March 24, 2014-2014 National University Championships Registration

2014 Junior Pan Am Championships Provisional Start List

Board Meeting Minutes from 3/12/14

March 21, 2014-2014 National University Hotel Information

                        2014 Junior Pan American Championships Camp

March 19, 2014-The Wednesday Word: Spanish Weightlifting Team visits the Arnold

March 17, 2014-Kendrick Farris Selected as Youth Olympic Games Athlete Role Model

March 14, 2014-Feature Friday: Motivation Training & PR compilation !

March 12, 2014-Team rankings update

The Wednesday Word: The importance of stability for weightlifting performance and how to achieve it

March 11, 2014-2014 National University Championships Event Location & Date Announcement

March 7, 2014-Feature Friday: Olympic Weightlifting Goes GoPro

March 5, 2014-Ranking List Update POST Trials Session at the Arnold

                      Wednesday Word: The Acid-Alkaline Question By Yael Grauer

February 28, 2014-Feature Friday: Kendrick Farris 2013 WUG Clean & Jerks

February 26, 2014-Arnold Classic Weightlifting Championships Webcast Information & Directions

   Arnold & Hassle Free Trials Start Lists

   American Records Update

February 25, 2014-Check out our APP!

February 24, 2014-Kendrick Farris FISU Bronze to Silver Medal!

                            Magazine Cover Photo Contest

February 21, 2014-Feature Friday: Olympic Training Center PR Reel

February 20, 2014-2014 National Junior Championships Video Archive

February 19, 2014-The Wednesday Word: Patellar Tendonitis: Cause, Effect, and Treatment for Olympic Weightlifters By: Jay Huhn
            2014 National Youth Championship Registration & Ticket Sales

                             2014 USA Weightlifting Reno Open Hotel & Registration Information

February 13, 2014-2013 American Open Championships Video Archives

    2014 National Championships Ticket Sales are now LIVE!

February 12, 2014-Olympic Weightlifting Safety

February 7, 2014-Feature Friday: Jenny Arthur hits some PR's off the blocks

February 5, 2014-The Wednesday Word: Low-Level Plyometric Dot Drills

                          Trials Sessions for 2014 International Competitions

February 2, 2014-Day 3 National Junior Championships Results

February 1, 2014-Day 2 National Junior Championships Results

January 31-2014-Day 1 National Junior Championships Results

January 31, 2014-National Pre-School Fitness Day, How to lift your children properly!

                          Feature Friday: 2014 National Junior Championships Promo Reel

January 29, 2014-The Wednesday Word: When Loose is a Compliment By: Greg Everett

January 24, 2014-Coaches General Liability Program

   Feature Friday: Team Muscle Driver USA Team Training

January 22, 2014-Cryotherapy By: Mark Smith

January 17, 2014-Feature Friday: All is Hell That Ends Well

January 15, 2014-The Wednesday Word: Olympic level help in keeping New Year's resolutions


January 10, 2014-Feature Friday: When Pokémon meets Weightlifting Brett Silvers 69kg new PR i

January 8, 2014-The Wednesday Word:Olympic Lifting Safe & Greater Performance Benefit for Children

January 3, 2014-2014 Pan American Championships Ranking List Post American Open

Feature Friday: 2013 A Look Back on a Great Year!



December 27, 2013-Feature Friday: Goal setting with Olympian Natalie Burgener



December 23, 2013-2014 National Youth Championships Press Release

      December 2013 E-Magazine

December 20, 2013-Feature Friday: US and foreign lifters have lifted some huge lifts and PRs on our shores. Watch them test their limits and triumph in this lift compilation

United States Selected to Host Junior Pan American Championships

December 18, 2013-The Wednesday Word: How to Properly Order Exercises in Your Weightlifting Session By: Bob Takano

                              IWF 2013-2016 Errata Rules Amendments

December 13, 2013-Feature Friday: Athlete Compilation-Bruce Lee "Water"

December 11, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Proper Rack Positioning in the Clean and Jerk (and How to Adjust Mid-Lift)

December 4, 2013-The Wednesday Word: The 1,000 Rep Problem By: Matt Foreman

December 2, 2013-Board Adopts Addendum to IWF Technical Rules 

November 28-29, 2013-The National Office will be CLOSED in observations of the Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Missing Lifts in Training By: Greg Everett

November 26, 2013-2014 National Championships Press Release

November 25, 2013-USAW Athletes to Compete at IWF Grand Prix

November 22, 2013-2014 USAW International Competition Reference Guide For Athletes

2013 American Open Championships-Event Layout

2013 American Open Championships-Revised Schedule 

                        Feature Friday: Frank Rothwell's Olympic Weightlifting History Wes Barnett and K Starikovitch 1996 Olympics

November 20, 2013-The Wednesday Word-USAW Female Athletes Recognized as Pioneers of Sport

November 16, 2013-2013 American Open Provisional Schedule & Start List

November 15, 2013-Feature Friday: Tara Nott, 2000 Olympic Champion

November 13, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Maximal Neuromuscular Power Depends On Specific Characteristics Of The Central Nervous System

November 8, 2013-Feature Friday: Halloween at the Olympic Training Center

November 6, 2013-The Wednesday Word:Athlete Self Monitoring, the importance of logging your workout and keeping a diary By Leo Isaac (From Australian Newsletter)

November 1, 2013-Feature Friday: China's Zhou Lulu 182kg C&J

October 30. 2103-The Wednesday Word: The Benefits of Olympic Weightlifting By: WOD Talk

October 29, 2013-2015 Event RFP & Bid Application

October 25, 2013-2013 American Open Exclusive Membership benefit Dallas Cowboys Stadium Opportunity

2014 National Junior Championships Information & Registration

                         Feature Friday: Catalyst Athletics Training

October 23, 2013-The Wednesday Word: An Exploration of Balance and Skill in Olympic Weightlifting

October 18, 2013-Feature Friday: Team USA World Championships Unveiling

October 16, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Q&A With Coach John Coffee

October 11, 2013-2014 Qualifying Totals

   Feature Friday: World Team Prep Event (Men's Session)

October 9, 2013-The Wednesday Word: 3 Common Mistakes Made in the Snatch By Colin Burns

October 4, 2013-Feature Friday: D'Angelo Osorio 235kg front squat

October 2, 2013-2013 National Championships Archives

The Wednesday Word: External Lifting Cues By Wil Fleming

September 30, 2013-USAW names 2013 IWF World Championships Team

September 27, 2013-Feature Friday: Need some motivation? Watch this video!

September 26, 2013-September 2013 E-Zine

September 25, 2013-The Wednesday Word: A Technical Description Of The Pull In Weightlifting by Sean Waxman

September 23, 2013- Board Policy Update: Athletes Stipends During Provisional Doping Suspensions

       Directors and Officers Insurance for USAW Clubs

September 20, 2013-Feature Friday: Kyle Ernst hitting some Power PR's!

September 18, 2013-Athlete Blog: Untold Strength by Donovan Ford, NEW BLOG POST

                                 The Wednesday Word: Olympic Weightlifting Training Glossary: Terms All Good Coaches Must Understand By: Bob Takano 

2013 American Open Championships Information & Registration

September 13, 2013-Feature Friday: Jenny Arthur hitting some BIG lifts ! (100kg/220lb snatch and 130kg/286lb Clean & Jerk)

September 11, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Comparative analysis of weightlifting results at the London 2012 Olympic Games

September 9, 2013-Jasha Faye elected Grassroots director to the Board

September 6, 2013-Feature Friday: Olympic Training Center Training Video "Whispers in the Dark"


September 4, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Blue Collar Recovery By Glen Pendlay

                                 Journey Of Champions presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance: Katie Uhlaender And Sarah  Hughes Talk Monkey Business

August 30, 2013-Feature Friday: Kollin Cockrell goes Super Saiyan

August 28, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Coaching a Group

August 27, 2013-American Records Update

August 21, 2013-Updates and 3rd Period Rankings for DASD and WerkSan Junior Program

                        -The Wednesday Word: Recovery tips for Olympic Weightlifters

August 28, 2013-2014 Proposed National Event Schedule

The Wednesday Word: Coaching a Group-Olympic Weightlifting

August 17, 2013-Sub 15 Pan American Championships, Day 2 Results

August 16, 2013-Sub 15 Pan American Championships, Day 1 Results

                         Sub 15 Pan American Championships, LIVE Webcast Link

                         Feature Friday: 2013 Sub 15 Pan Am Championships promo video

August 14, 2013-The Wednesday Word: How hydrated are you ?

August 9, 2013-Feature Friday: A tribute to the past Champions

August 7, 2013- Grassroots Election Underway

                         The Wednesday Word: Hitting Bottom: 3 Tools to Perfect Your Olympic Lifts By Bob Takano

August 6, 2013-2013 World Championships Ranking (post Junior Pan Am Championships)

                          American Records-updated

August 1, 2013-Day 1 Results from Junior Pan Am Championships

                        CEO Appointed to Safe Sport Working Group

July 31, 2013-Wednesday Word: Does it matter when I jump? By Ursula Garza Papandrea

July 29, 2013-2013 World Championships Ranking post National Championships

July 28, 2013-2013 Final Athlete & Team Results

July 27, 2013-Day 2 National Championships Results

July 26, 2013-Feature Friday: 2013 National Championships Promo

                       Day 1 National Championship Results

July 25, 2013-2013 National Championships Final Teams, Start List and Schedule

July 24, 2013-The Wednesday Word: The Mental Switch By: Matt Foremena

July 23, 2013-USA Weightlifting partners with Northeastern University

July 22, 2013-Q & A with World University Games Medalist Kendrick Farris

                       American Records Update-post World University Games

                       Annual Meeting Notification

July 19, 2013-Feature Friday: It's About The Girls, OTC female athlete highlight

July 18, 2013-Grassroots Director – USA Weightlifting Board of Directors

                     Colorado Springs to Host World Team Trials-The Board of Directors is reviewing the recent posting of the notice regarding the World Team Trials. Complete details regarding this decision will be forthcoming. Thank you for your patience.

July 17, 2013-Correcting Press-out in the Jerk

July 16, 2013-15 & Under Pan American Ranking List

2014 National Junior Championships Location

July 15, 2013-2013 World Championships Ranking List Post Universiade

July 12, 2013-Feature Friday: Lifting at the OTC isn't always about technique-much of it revolves  around getting stronger.

World University Games Update

July 10, 2013-World Unviersity Games Update

                        The Wednesday Word: Sleep 101

July 9, 2013-World Unviersity Games Update

July 8, 2013-World University Games Update

July 6, 2013-Feature Friday: Team USA 2013 World University Games Athlete Showcase

                   Update on previously announced Pan Am15U Championships in Shreveport, LA



July 3, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Get Mental With the Psychology of Strength

July 2, 2013-United States Anti Doping Agency-Annual Report

July 1, 2013-National Youth Championships Referees

June-30, 2013-2013 National Youth Championships FINAL Results

June 29, 2013-2013 National Youth Championships Day 2 Results

June 28, 2013-2013 National Youth Championships-Day 1 Results

June 27, 2013-Feature Friday: Weightlifting Machines, Olympic Training Center Athletes Training

June 27, 2013-2013 Pan Am Championships photo and results upate

June 27, 2013-2013 National Youth Championships Final Schedule & Start List

                      LIVE WEBCAST OF 2013 National YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 27, 2013-2013 National Youth Championships IMPORTANT INFORMATION



Please note the Verification of Final Entries & Technical Conference will now be held at the Missouri             Western State University Griffon Indoor Sports Complex (the venue) and not the Ramada Inn (meet         hotel).




Location Address: 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64507

June 26, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Dropping Weights


June 25, 2013-USA Weightlifting to hold Talent Identification Sessions at 2013 National Championships

June 24, 2013-Team USA lift times at the 2013 Pan American Championships

June 21, 2013-Feature Friday: USA Weightlifting Resident Athlete Motivational Training Video

Feature Friday SPECIAL EDITION: Youth World Team Member Dominic Trozzi hitting PR's

June 20, 2013-Pan Am U15 Update

June 19, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Why you need Olympic Weightlifting Shoes

June 12, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Chesapeake weightlifter, Kyle Ernst, rebounds from skin cancer

June 10, 2013-Board to Appoint Ethics, Judicial Committees

June 7, 2013 -BOD Activity Update

    World Championships Ranking

    International Competition Reference Guide

    Feature Friday: Olympic Weightlifting, for the love of the game

June 5, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Ten Oly Truths By Olympian Fred Lowe

May 31, 2013-Nominations for Coaching Education, Competition Committees

                    Feature Friday: Catalyst Athletics Presents "Standard Warm Up"  

May 29, 2013-The Wednesday Word: London 2012 Weightlifting Statistics

May 28, 2013-May 2013 USA Weightlifting Magazine

May 24, 2013-2013 National Championships Information

                       Feature Friday: Jared Fleming, 3x270kg back squat

May 22, 2013-The Wednesday Word, Jerk Block Building Tutorial By: Greg Everett

May 20, 2013-2013 Summer Universidad support call to action

USAW announces partnership with

May 17, 2013-Feature Friday: The United States Olympic Committee's Run for Boston

May 10, 2013-Feature Friday: Olympic Weightlifting Beasts

May 8, 2013-The Wednesday Word: -Olympics: Then vs. Now [infographic]

May 3, 2013-USA Weightlifting Athletes graduate from Northern Michigan University

May 1, 2013-The Wednesday Word: The Physics of Olympic Bodies [infographic]

April 30, 2013-April Donor Update

April 29, 2013-2013 National Youth Championship Registration & Information

April 26, 2013-WerkSan Support for Junior Athletes

      2013 Summer Universiade Ranking List

      DASD 2nd Period Ranking List

                      Feature Friday: Olympic Weightlifting Motivation, The Powerful Russia

April 24, 2013-The Wednesday Word: An Illustrated History of Olympic Weightlifting

April 22, 2013-PROPOSED Coaching Ranking Changes

April 19, 2013-Feature Friday, Motivational Video 

April 17, 2013-He "Clarked" It!

April 15, 2013-National Championships Medal Design Contest

April 14, 2013-2013 Pan Am Championships Ranking List Updated

April 13, 2013-2013 Youth World Championships Update

April 12, 2013-Feature Friday: Mobilizing for the jerk position

April 10, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Weight Lifting Can Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors

    2013 Youth World Championships Updates       

April 9, 2013- 2013 Youth World Championships Updates

April 8, 2013-2013 National University Championships FINAL RESULTS

                     Pan Am & World Team Trials Session Results at the National University Championships

                     Video Archive of 2013 National University Championships

                     2013 Youth World Championships Update

                     Referee Participation, 2013 National University Championships

                     BOD Conference Call Minutes 3.6.13

April 7, 2013-2013 National University Championships Results UPDATED-Day 2

April 6, 2013-2013 National University Championships Results UPDATED-Day 1

April 3, 2013-American Records update

                     Team Website & Fan Pages

                     Photo Gallery Archives

March 29, 2013-Feature Friday: The battle between "Pocket Hercules" and Valerios Leonidis at the 1996 Olympic Games

March 28, 2013-Q&A with Sullivan Award finalist Darren Barnes

       The Wednesday Word: The Relationship Between Core Stability Functional Movement and Performance

                          International Weightlifting Federation News letter #56

March 20, 2013-  2013 World University (Summer Universiade) Ranking and Eligibility

                          2014 Bid Application for USA Weightlifting National Events

 The Wednesday Word: Infographic: Athletes and Supplements Under More Scrutiny Than Ever

March 15, 2013-Pan Am Ranking Update

                          Feature Friday: 2012 Olympic Games, Weightlifting Review

March 8, 2013-Feature Friday: In honor of International Women’s day this video celebrates past, current and future female Olympic Hero’s!

March 6, 2013-The Wednesday Word: The Benefits of Weight Training for Children

March 3, 2013-2013 World & Pan Am Team Qualifier Videos

March 1, 2013-Feature Friday, Feature #1: Arnold Schwarzenegger discussing the importance of Olympic Weightlifting

Feature Friday, Feature #2: Compilation of Jon North lifting at the 2012 Arnold Classic

February 27, 2013-Training Athletes through Illness and Injury: By Vance Newgard

February 22, 2013-Feature Friday: 1962 World and European Weightlifting Championships, 75 kg class

February 21, 2013-Board of Directors' Update

February 19, 2013-Junior World, Youth World Rankings Update

February 19, 2013 - National Juniors Results

February 17, 2013-Day 2 Results of National Juniors

February 16, 2013-USAW Announces Passing of Board Member C.J. Bennett

                              Day 1 Results of National Juniors

February 15, 2013-Feature Friday: Weightlifting Inspiration 

National Juniors LIVE WEBCAST 

February 13, 2013-The Wednesday Word: Hips Meet Bar By: Greg Everett

February 8, 2013-Feature Friday: Darrel Barnes, 1x170kg Front Squat at 62kg body weight

February 7, 2013-National Junior Updates: Tentative Lifting Schedule, Preliminary Start List

February 6, 2013-The Wednesday Word: A fantastic article on the Advanced Pull Mechanics for Olympic Weightlifting by Ed W. Herger. 

February 4, 2103 - National Junior Championships Preliminary Start List

February 1, 2013-Feature Friday: 2009 World Championships, 53kg. Women

January 30, 2013-The Wednesday Word: A Debate Between Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting as the Main Athletic Training Method

January 25, 2013-Feature Friday: Olympic Weightlifting Heros

January 23, 2013-2013 Pan American Championships ranking list 

   The Wednesday Word: Competition Strategies, By: Michael Conroy

January 23, 2013-Please note that the 2013 National Championships dates have a been moved to July 26-28, 2013 to accommodate the Masters World Championships competitors and the AAU Junior Olympic competitors.  

All National & International Events can be found by visiting our calendar CLICK HERE

January 18, 2013-Non-national sanctioned event USADA testing opportunities & Barbell Certification     Opportunities

                             2013 Arnold Championships a World and Pan American Team Qualifier for USAW!

                              Feature Friday, 250kg. Clean & Jerk !

January 14, 2013-2013 E-Magazine

January 11, 2013-Election Results

     Feature Friday, Olympic Champion Tara Nott-Cunningham

      USA Weightlifting Representative to the IWF

January 9, 2013-The Wednesday Word, Kids Lifting Weights? What side are you on? 

January 4, 2013-2013 National University Championships, General Information & Participant Contract

January 4, 2013-Feature Friday, The Amazing Pyrros Dimas Snatch 1995

January 3, 2013-Olympic Lifting College Courses


January 2, 2013  -Board of Directors Minutes 12.1.12

January 2, 2013 - Athlete Reference Guide for International Competition

January 2, 2013 - Qualifying Totals for National Events Update

January 2, 2013 - Direct Athlete Support and Development Program Update

January 2, 2013-The Wednesday Word-Learning Technique Through Imitation

Every Wednesday a new informational article will be posted to assist coaches, athletes, and fans better understand the sport and encourage discussion among the sport.  

If you have an article you would like to submit for consideration please email a word document to

December 27, 2012-Feature Friday-What you are to me (Weightlifting)

December 14, 2012-2013 Youth and Junior World Rankings

                                world records and other astonishing lifts

December 11, 2012-American Open Referees

December 7, 2012-Feature Friday

November 30, 2012-Feature Friday, Lift for Life video part 2

November 29, 2012-LIVE webcast of the 2012 American Open

November 28, 2012- Winter Development Camp Announcement

                              Board Candidates

November 22-23, 2012-Please note the National Office will be closed November 22nd & 23rd.  

November 20, 2012-*NEW* Northern Michigan University (NMU) Training Video Web Page

November 19, 2012- 2012 AO Tentative Start List

November 16, 2012-2013 JWC Ranking List.  Post 2012 WUC

November 16, 2012-Feature Friday Video-Life For Life, How Marshall Cohen made a difference

November 9, 2012-Feature Friday-Holley Mangold, Weightlifting's Rock Star

November 6, 2012-World University Championship Updates From Eilat

November 2, 2012-Feature Friday Video-Gangnam Style: Team USA, Weightlifting at 2:06

November 1, 2012-2013 National Junior Weightlifting Championships Registration and Information 

October 30, 2012-American Records Update

October 29, 2012-2012 World University Championships Team Announcement

                           2012 American Open ticket information

October 25, 2012-2013 National Youth Championships' Qualifying Totals Announced

October 19, 2012-Feature Friday's Video: Olympic Coaching Tips, the clean & jerk in slo mo

October 19, 2012-Board Nominations and Elections

October 17, 2012- USAW's October E-Zine Available

October 12,2012-Feature Friday-Coaching Tips: the snatch in slo mo

October 10, 2012


Elections are right around the corner for USA Weightlifting’s representative to the USOC Athletes Advisory Council (AAC) and three replacement members to the serve on the USAW Board of Directors.  Per USAW Bylaws, Section 5.2, In order to be eligible to vote in an election, an individual shall only be allowed to vote in one (1) membership category; must be at least eighteen (18) years of age; and must be a member of USAW, with fully paid dues, sixty (60) days prior to the date of an election. For purposes of clarification, any individual who is a member of more than one (1) membership category shall designate the membership category in which he or she shall vote.

Members are encouraged to check their membership status immediately and update their contact information, including email address, in the on line registration system.  Additional information will soon be available at and will be emailed to all current members.  

October 5, 2012

We are excited to announce a new video section of our website.  USAW will be releasing a YouTube video every Friday to get your weekend started off right. These videos will range from historical, instructional, and training videos, or a look into other competitions and athletes from around the globe.

To kick off our first featured video we would like to share with you the first of four instructional videos produced by the USOC prior to the 2012 London Summer Games that was just shared with us yesterday.  

The USOC selected 3-time Olympic coach Jim Schmitz for the video series. 

Click HERE to be directed to our feature video, enjoy!!!!

October 12, 2012-Feature Friday-Olympic Coaching Tips: The Snatch in Slo Mo

October 3, 2012-International Weightlifting Federation Newsletter Vol. 47

October 1, 2012-US Olympic Education Center-Weightlifters Lift Personal Records

September 28, 2012-2012 Membership contribution list updated

September 27, 2012-2012 Youth World Championships photographs courtesy of Coach Kerri Goodrich

September 18, 2012-Athletes personal fan page list!

                               Youth World Championships Information & Updates

September 17, 2012-2012 Youth World Championships LIVE Feed

2012 Youth World Championships Start List

2012 Youth World Championships Schedule

September 14, 2012-Michigan Boasts Weightlifting Talent

September 13, 2012-2013 National Championships, West Chester, Ohio

September 8, 2012-2012 American Open and Youth World Team Trials Information Page

August 27, 2012-2013 National Youth Championships, St. Joseph, Missouri

                         2013 National University Championships, East Tennessee State University 

August 22, 2012-USA Weightlifting Olympic Team Alumni (UPDATED)

August 21, 2012-Updated Jennifer Roy Award Recipients 

                         Updated 2012 Member Contributions 

August 16, 2012-Former national-level weightlifter Jasha Faye brings Olympic dream to coaching

August 14,

August 13, 2012-Olympic weightlifter Joe Dube reflects on career

August , 9, 2012-NPR Radio Interviews 2008 US Olympian Melanie Roach On How To Approach a Lift

August 9, 2012-NY Times Breaks Down the 247kg Gold Medal Winning C&J

August 9, 2012-Jennifer Roy Medal Recipients 

August 7, 2012-Artie Dreschler makes a case for facilities to start their own weightlifting program

August 5, 2012-Robles finishes 7th, Mangold 10th in London Games

August 1, 2012-Medal Memories: Peter George

July 30, 2012-Weightlifting Updates From London

July 27, 2012-USA Weightlifting App now available on iTunes

July 26, 2012-Medal Memories: Isaac Berger

July 25, 2012-Entertainment Weekly Lists The Best And Worst Olympic Mascots Through The Years

July 23, 2012-The World Is Watching: All Eyes Are On Holley Mangold

July  23, 2012-SI's Olympic Weightlifting Preview

July 19, 2012-2012 USAW Hall of Fame Inductees

July 19, 2012-Hope Stockel Makes Sports Illustrated

July 17, 2012-New Yorker Article : "The Strongest Man In The World"

July 17, 2012-2012 London Games Final Entry List

July 17, 2012-Medal Memories:Tara Cunningham

July 12, 2012-2012 World University Championships Ranking REVISED

July 9, 2012-Watch Team USA Live!

July 9, 2012-Vail Ski Club Visits OTC

July 6, 2012-USAW Recognizes Referees

July 5, 2012-David Berger to be Inducted Into National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

July 3, 2012-A Look Inside the Olympic Village

July 2nd, 2012-Robles-Once A Spectator, Now An Olympian

June 29, 2012-Youth World Championships Ranking Update

June 25, 2012-2012 Youth National Championships recap and results

June 22, 2012-Youth World Championship Qualification Updates

June 21, 2012-Michael Conroy Joins USAW as Director of Coaching Education

June 20, 2012-National Youth Championships Live From Dearborn

June 15, 2012-Holley Mangold to Appear on HBO's Real Sports

June 15, 2012-BTI/World University Games Press Release

June 13, 2012-New Awards To Be Presented at National Youth Championships

June 13, 2012-University World Qualification Procedures and Ranking Update

June 12, 2012-Updated American Records

June 12, 2012-Updated Youth National Championships Tentative Start List

June 12, 2012-2012 Youth National Championships Press Release

June 6, 2012-2012 Summer Development Camp

June 4, 2012-2012 Olympic Games Ranking Post Pan Am Championships

June 4, 2012-2012 Olympic Games Qualification Totals Post Pan Am Championships

May 30, 2012-USA Weightlifting announces Nike as New sponsor !

May 29, 2012-Keep up to date with all of the media coverage involving your 2012 United States Olympic     Weightlifting Team

May 23, 2012-Northern Michigan University Coaching Announcement: Vance Newgard

                     2013 National Junior Championships Location

May 21, 2012-2012 US Olympic Men's Team: Kendrick Farris


May 18, 2012-Daily update from the 2012 Junior World Championships & Pan American Championships

May 17, 2012-Daily update from the 2012 Junior World Championships & Pan American Championships

May 16, 2012-Daily update from the 2012 Junior World Championships & Pan American Championships

                    USAW Seeks CEO & Coaching Education Director

May 15, 2012-Daily update from the 2012 Junior World Championships & Pan American Championships

May 14, 2012-Daily update from the 2012 Junior World Championships & Pan American Championships

May 13, 2012-Daily update from the 2012 Junior World Championships & Pan American Championships



     Daily update from the 2012 Junior World Championships & Pan American Championships

May 10, 2012-May 2012 E-Magazine

                     Caleb Williams detailed training log from May E-Magazine

     NEW Transformation CONTEST!

April 26, 2012-New Olympic Training Site

April 23, 2012-2012 National University Championships Photo Information

April 18, 2012-2012 Youth Championships Information

       Cheryl Haworth Interview Event

April 17, 2012-Coaching Education Director Position-Jobs and Internships Page

                      2012 National University Championships Wrap Up

April 15, 2012-2012 National University Championships FINAL RESULTS


April 14, 2012-2012 National University Championships Day 2 Results

*Please NOTE-The last two sessions of Day 2 are not listed on the results above and will be updated on Sunday morning

April 13, 2012-USA Weightlifting Jobs & Internship Page

2012 National University Championships Day 1 RESULTS

April 12, 2012-2012 National University FINAL Start List and Schedule

                      Announcement of the passing of Mike Cady

      Lindenwood University Coaching Update

April 11, 2012-2012 National University Championships Press Release

                      2012 National University Championships updated start list as of 4/10/12

April 10, 2012-Team USA 2012 Pan American Championships Announcement

                      Team USA 2012 Junior World Championships Announcement

      National University Championships-Round Table Discussion

April 9, 2012-National University Championships-Webcast Information

     Nick News Olympic Hopeful Episode

April 4, 2012-2013 BIDS-Important Updated Information-Target Dates

                     STRONG! Documentary featuring Cheryl Haworth


Feature Friday, 250kg. Clean & Jerk !