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USA Weightlifting Looks to LiftOff for New Talent

By Kevin Farley | Nov. 02, 2016, 2:55 p.m. (ET)


The brightest young talent in CrossFit will be given the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to USA Weightlifting and the 2016 CrossFit LiftOff, presented by Rogue.

The top 3 US citizens in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk lifts in each Teen division weight category of the 2016 CrossFit Liftoff will be invited into a USA Weightlifting camp to be evaluated by top coaches. Those coaches include USA Weightlifting’s new Technical Director, three-time Olympic Champion Pyrros Dimas.

Winners in the Open and Masters Weight categories will receive a USA Weightlifting gift pack.

In addition, winners in each weight and age category will receive 4 tickets to the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation World Championship in November 2017 in Anaheim, California.

2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Champion Mathew Fraser, Mattie Rogers, Maddy Myers and Lauren Fisher are just a few of the athletes that have enjoyed success in both CrossFit and USA Weightlifting events.  

This is an opportunity for CrossFit athletes to pursue a competitive career in the Olympic Sport of Weightlifting and be exposed to a pathway to Olympic competition.

The 2016 CrossFit LiftOff begins Thursday, November 3rd and will be conducted totally online. It concludes Monday, November 7th.

Those interested in competing in Weightlifting can find more information about clubs and events in your area at www.usaweightlifting.org.

To learn more about, and register for the CrossFit LiftOff visit https://games.crossfit.com/liftoff/.