After a long and eventful 2021, a new Olympic qualification cycle and competitive season of weightlifting are kicking off in the United States with the first American Open Series (NAO) event. Both NAO Series 1 and USA Weightlifting’s National University Championships are set to run in Columbus, OH, from Mar. 3 to Mar. 6, 2022.
Fans of and participants in the sport of weightlifting are in for a treat, as the event — which takes place as part of the 2022 Arnold Sports Festival (ASF) — is marked as the largest competition in the history of American weightlifting, with roughly 1,800 attendees. What’s more, the roster is packed to the brim with many of the best athletes in the country.
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