USA Weightlifting Features American Open Series...

American Open Series Coming to Grand Rapids

By Kevin Farley | Nov. 30, 2016, 11:23 a.m. (ET)

Olympic weightlifting is coming to Western Michigan as USA Weightlifting’s third American Open Series event lands in Grand Rapids September 8-10, 2017.

American Open Series III will be held at the DeVos Place with the neighboring Amway Grand Hotel serving as the competition hotel.

“Michigan holds a special place in our sport’s history,” USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said. “We look forward to a great meet, thanks to our partnership with the West Michigan Sports Commission.”

The event is also the last chance for athletes to qualify for the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation Weightlifting World Championships in Anaheim, California.  The 2017 Worlds Squad will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

Grand Rapids is served by Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), approximately 15 miles from the competition venue. Athletes have a variety of airline options to choose from including; Southwest, Allegiant, United, American and Delta. GRR will provide a charter bus to the venue on the main competition days.

USA Weightlifting thanks the West Michigan Sports Commission for their support.

Registration for American Open Series III opens January 2, 2017.

Qualifying totals can be found here.

Learn more about the American Open Series here.