2018 American Open Series Headed to Keystone State

July 17, 2017, 12:34 p.m. (ET)

USA Weightlifting returns to Pennsylvania in 2018 as the Nike American Open Series 2 powered by Rogue Fitness lands at the Valley Forge Resort & Radisson Hotel July 26-29.

In overseeing sports-related logistics for all of Montgomery County, Pa., the Valley Forge Sports—part of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board— have partnered to ensure a great event for all the participants.

“Valley Forge Sports, Montgomery County, and the surrounding areas are truly excited to welcome USA Weightlifting back to our area,” said Andrew Carl, sports and sales manager for Valley Forge Sports. “Hosting the 2016 Junior National Championships was a great success for the region and we look forward to hosting an even better event in 2018 with the American Open Series 2.”

With all our events, USA Weightlifting will partner with local clubs and Local Weightlifting Committees (LWC) to produce a memorable event to participants and spectators alike.

“Garage Strength and the Mid Atlantic LWC are extremely excited to have a national event return to southeastern Pennsylvania,” said Garage Strength Coach Dane Miller. “This meet will be an even greater spectacle than Junior National Championships in 2016. We can expect some of the best lifters in the United States participating to qualify for numerous international teams. Valley Forge Sports put on the best Junior National event to date and I expect nothing less with the AO Series meet.”

Situated 25 miles from our nation’s birthplace of Philadelphia, Valley Forge promises to be a popular destination for USA Weightlifting’s 2018 National Event circuit.

“USA Weightlifting is delighted to return to the Northeast for this event, an historic heartland for our sport,” USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said. “With convenient transportation, a large venue and large local weightlifting community, we are sure this will be a great event in the Philadelphia area.”

The Nike American Open Series powered by Rogue Fitness, is a series of 4 events open to Senior, Master and Youth athletes alike. The event, as well as providing medals on site, also provides points to find all overall series champion.

Registration will open January 3, 2018.

Qualifying totals and hotel booking 
information will be posted to USAWeightlifting.org as soon as it is available.