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USA Weightlifting Weekly Report April 6-12, 2009

April 10, 2009, 7:22 p.m. (ET)


USA Weightlifting Seeks Qualified CEO Candidates-  For information and to apply, please visit the following link on our website:

2009 National Championship Entry- The 2009 National Championship entry is now available on the USA Weightlifting website. Online registration will be available early next week. The entry deadline is May 12, 2009.  No late entries will be accepted.  Please visit USA Weightlifting's website at the following link for more information:

2009 American Open Qualifying Totals-  The American Open qualifying totals for this year's event in Mobile, Alabama have been approved by the Board of Directors.  Please see below:

                         Women                                  Men

                         48- 90 kg                              56- 147 kg

                         53- 112 kg                            62- 182 kg

                         58- 130 kg                            69- 210 kg

                         63- 137 kg                            77- 235 kg

                         69- 142 kg                            85- 255 kg

                         75- 150 kg                            94- 260 kg

                         75+-157 kg                          105- 287 kg

                                                                     105+  288 kg                                         

The qualifying totals are available on the USA Weightlifting website. Under the RESOURCES tab, click on QUALIFICATION. See the following link for more information:                                 

2009 World Youth Championship Team Staff-  USA Weightlifting would like to congratulate Mrs. Joanne Musa, Mr. Steve Miller and Mr. Butch Curry for being selected as the team staff for the 2009 World Youth Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand in May.  Joanne Musa will be the men's head coach, Steve Miller will be the women's head coach and Butch Curry will be the team leader/assistant coach for the event.  Good luck in Chiang Mai next month!

2009 Junior Worlds - Call for Nominees-  USA Weightlifting received the 2009 Junior World Championships Call for Nominees today and must submit our nominees by April 24, 2009.  USA Weightlifting can nominate two IWF Category I Referees and one doctor.  All interested and qualified persons are encouraged to notify Kara Yessie at the National Office ( of their interest along with their International experience (event, year, function) by April 17, 2009.   Please note that Referees must have a valid 2009-2012 license, an IWF Referee uniform and pay for their own transportation to and from the competition. 

NOTICE :  2010 Bid Information-  The 2010 Bid Information for USA Weightlifting's national events is now posted online.  We are accepting bids for these 2010 National Events: National Junior Championships, National Collegiate Championships, National Championships, National School Age Championships, American Open Championships.  For more information, please visit the following link: Please be aware of the BID DEADLINES when submitting bids for these events!

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Kara Yessie
USA Weightlifting
High Performance Communications Coordinator
719 866-4508

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