USA Weightlifting has made it a priority to make our sport available to “Anyone, Anywhere”, to us this means ensuring that our sport truly can be practiced by anyone regardless of their socio economic status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or any other matter.

Putting together a clear action plan speaks to that commitment, and we encourage our community to embrace everyone who has a love of the Barbell. We also encourage those who see how we can further include more people in that shared passion for the barbell to reach our to us with your thoughts and ideas.

This site will give you information about our current programs and progress as we work to fulfill our mission of making our sport available to "Anyone, Anywhere."

Combatting Hate

These resources are available to help stop and respond to hate in our community.
The Mission of USA Weightlifting shall be to support United States athletes in achieving excellence in Olympic and World competition and to support, promote, and educate a diverse and inclusive community of weightlifting and the use of the barbell in the United States.

USA Weightlifting Mission Statement

The purpose of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee shall be to advise the Board and Staff on measures to ensure USAW is an inclusive organization for all including butnot limited to gender, race, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic and any other identified group. - USAW Bylaws Section 8.26

Committee Members
Anna Martin
David Benson 
John McGovern 
Sally Van de Water 
Morghan King, OLY, Athlete Rep.
Board Liaison: Paula Aranda