USA Weightlifting and USA Judo Partner With Carson Tahoe Health

March 14, 2017, 5:53 p.m. (ET)

USA Weightlifting & USA Judo Partner With Carson Tahoe Health to Bring Awareness to Healthy Living at Reno Competitions

More than 1,000 athletes will descend on Reno for USA Weightlifting American Open Series and USA Judo National Scholastics Championships

Living a healthy life will be a major message to more than 1,000 athletes next week as USA Weightlifting and USA Judo partner with Carson Tahoe Health, the premiere healthcare provider in the Northern Nevada-Eastern California area.

Carson Tahoe Health will be on hand to educate athletes and spectators about healthy living at USA Weightlifting’s American Open Series I and USA Judo’s National Scholastics Championships. Both events are set for March 16-19 at the Reno Sparks Convention Center.

“We are grateful for Carson Tahoe Health for their support of our athletes,” USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said. “Healthy living leads to great results on the platform. We are happy that Carson Tahoe Health can help deliver that message to our athletes and community.”

The competitions will happen simultaneously at the Reno Sparks Convention Center, giving sports fans in Northern Nevada and Eastern California unprecedented and exclusive access to two popular Olympic sports.

“We are excited to bring two competitions simultaneously to the Reno area which will hopefully inspire people of all ages to consider participating in Judo or Weightlifting in the future,” said USA Judo CEO Keith Bryant.  “To become an elite athlete, individuals must start with a healthy lifestyle as their foundation.  We appreciate the involvement of Carson Tahoe Health to help keep our athletes safe and introduce the Reno Community to healthy living best practices.”

Northern Nevada and Eastern California provide the perfect environment for indoor and outdoor sports and activities. With this in mind, Carson Tahoe Health System encourages the highest standards in health practices while upholding their mission of enhancing the health and well-being of the communities they serve.

“Supporting the USA Olympic athletes is an honor,” said Ed Epperson, President/CEO of Carson Tahoe Health. “Through events such as the USA Weightlifting American Open Series and USA Judo National Scholastics Championships, we're able to encourage physical activity and the goal of a healthy lifestyle to current and future athletes.”

 

About USA Weightlifting

USA Weightlifting, a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), is the National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport of Weightlifting in the USA. The mission of USA Weightlifting shall be to enable United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition and to promote and grow the sport of Weightlifting in the United States. www.USAWeightlifting.org

About USA Judo

As the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of Judo in the United States, USA Judo is a member of the US Olympic Committee and the International Judo Federation. The mission at USA Judo is to enable all U.S. athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in domestic and international judo competitions, and to promotion and growth of the sport of Judo in the United States. For more information, visit: www.usjudo.org

About Carson Tahoe Health

Carson Tahoe Health System is a local, not-for-profit healthcare system with 240 licensed acute care beds. Serving a population of over 250,000, CTH features two hospitals, two urgent cares, an emergent care center, outpatient services and a provider network with 20 regional locations. The system is headquartered on a beautiful master planned 80-acre medical campus nestled among the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in North Carson City. As the system’s cornerstone, Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center (CTRMC), voted 5th most beautiful hospital in the nation, was the first Baby-Friendly designated hospital in Nevada. Also included on the campus is Carson Tahoe Sierra Surgery, the 15-bed boutique elective surgery arm of CTRMC, and Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, an affiliate of Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah. For more information, go to www.carsontahoe.com.