USA Weightlifting Features American Open Series...

American Open Series Headed to Reno

Oct. 28, 2016, 11:36 a.m. (ET)


The 2017 USA Weightlifting American Open Series will open in the Biggest Little City in the World, with Reno, Nevada, hosting the event March 16-19, 2017.

The American Open Series I will be held at the Reno Sparks Convention Center while the attached Atlantis Resort will serve as the competition hotel. Reno's StoneAgeFuel Barbell will assist athletes attending the event.

Registration and hotel links will be posted to USAWeightlifting.org in the very near future.

Qualifying Totals & Qualification Period

The deadline to register is 2PM Mountain Time on February 22, 2017. The qualifying period is February 19, 2016-February 19, 2017. This information along with qualifying totals can be found by clicking here.

Athletes and fans will be able to enjoy a weekend full of diverse sporting action at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. The USA Judo Scholastics Nationals will be held at the venue at the same time. 

Reno, hosts of the 2015 American Open Championships, is the first host of USA Weightlifting's new American Open Series. The American Open Series is designed to provide an opportunity for all age and weight categories to gain more platform experience across the year and an opportunity for those who no longer meet raised totals on our traditional competitions to still compete at the national level. There are three American Open Series events leading up to the 2017 American Open Championships in Anaheim.

Click to learn more about the American Open Series