National Youth Championships 60-15-02

Minneapolis, United States

June 25 - 29, 2015

At Close of Registration

Bus Schedule

Photos from the Event

What's Changed?

Participant Information Packet

Hotel Accomodations

Please click here to book at the Crowne Plaza (Double Rooms available).

There are two Crowne Plazas in the area; please make sure to book and look for the correct location. This Crowne Plaza's airport shutles are purple and white.

Meet hotel by Clicking here for the Double Tree
Additional hotel accommodations for USA Weightlifting spectators, coaches, and athletes can be made by  Clicking here for the Radisson

(Only are King Rooms available at the Double Tree and Radisson Hotels; Doubles are sold out)

*Please note, rooms at all locations are filling up quickly.

Athlete Registration

Online Registration
*A $10 processing fee will be charged for all paper applications received 

Tickets & T-Shirts


 2015 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships head to the Mall of America Area Bloomington, Minn.

The Bloomington CVB, part of the Minneapolis-St Paul Metropolitan Area, in cooperation the Minnesota High School Weightlifting Organization, will host the 2015 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships June 24-28. The meet will bring together 400 youth athletes, all of them age 17 and younger, from across the U.S. to compete in weightlifting. 

Bloomington is home to the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, and shuttles will operate to and from both of these key locations and the competition site.

The highest level of competition in the United States for athletes 17 years of age and under, the competition will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, whilst the Mall Of America will host an exhibition of weightlifting.

As part of an ongoing effort to increase participation in Minnesota, the Bloomington CVB, in partnership with USA Weightlifting, will fund Team Minnesota to attend the 2016 National Junior Championships. Team Minnesota is made up of the top-ranked athletes from high schools across Minnesota and is the current 16-17-year-old Youth National Champion team.

“This is a perfect event for the city of Bloomington, which caters to a mecca of youth sporting events annually. Our goal is to provide an amazing experience for both the athlete and families traveling to our destination,” Todd Lehrke, Associate Director Sports Development for Bloomington CVB, said.

“The Minnesota High School Weightlifting Organization is excited to have Minnesota selected as the host of the 2015 National Youth Championships,” Chris Rousemiller, Director of the Minnesota High School Weightlifting Organization, said. “The competitive sport of Olympic Weightlifting is growing across Minnesota, and bringing the National Championship spotlight to the city of Bloomington will highlight the quality weightlifting environment that Minnesota is developing.

“Our goals are to continue to increase the awareness of weightlifting as a sport and work toward winning gold medals in all world and Olympic competition. Bringing in the best young lifters from Minnesota and across the country to this National Championship event is an exciting opportunity for our state and a great first step in reaching those goals for many of these lifters.”

“We are excited to support the Minnesota High School Weightlifting Organization’s drive to make Minnesota a sanctioned high school sport in the state and in bringing the Youth Nationals to the home of the Mall of America, Waterpark of America and Minneapolis-St Paul Airport. We feel that we can, together with the MHSWO, deliver a great event experience for the finest 17 and under athletes the USA has to offer,” Phil Andrews, Director of Events and Programs at USA Weightlifting, said.

About Bloomington, Minn.

Bloomington and the Twin Cities are well known for hosting high quality sporting events for our residents and visitors. Bloomington has many beautiful parks, arts and sporting venues, as well as convenience to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport, making this an ideal location as part of the Twin Cities offerings. 

Best of all, Bloomington is home to Mall of America, which has made the city one of the top tourism destinations of sporting groups in the nation and a must-see place for guests. For more information on the city, go to

Qualifying Totals

 Men Women
Under 11 & Under 13 (Born 2002 or Later) Under 11 & Under 13 (Born 2002 or Later)
31kg 35kg 31kg 31kg
35kg 46kg 35kg 36kg
39kg 56kg 39kg 44kg
44kg 62kg 44kg 49kg
50kg 70kg 48kg 53kg
56kg 78kg 53kg 57kg
62kg 84kg 58kg 61kg
69kg 90kg 58kg and Over 66kg
69kg and Over 96kg
Ages 14-15 (Born 2000-2001) Ages 14-15 (Born 2000-2001)
44kg 80kg 44kg 58kg
50kg 93kg 48kg 68kg
56kg 107kg 53kg 75kg
62kg 120kg 58kg 82kg
69kg 132kg 63kg 88kg
77kg 142kg 69kg 94kg
85kg 150kg 69kg and Over 100kg
85kg and Over 155kg
Ages 16-17 (Born 1998-1999)
Ages 16-17 (Born 1998-1999)
50kg 105kg 44kg 68kg
56kg 115kg 48kg 75kg
62kg 136kg 53kg 85kg
69kg 153kg 58kg 94kg
77kg 167kg 63kg 103kg
85kg 176kg 69kg 111kg
94kg 184kg 75kg 116kg
105kg 190kg 75kg and Over 121kg
105kg and Over 195kg

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