2019 American Open Finals Land in Salt Lake City

June 27, 2018, 2 p.m. (ET)


The Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace, site of the 2019 Nike USA Weightlifting American Open Finals powered by Rogue Fitness


USA Weightlifting selected Salt Lake City today to host the 2019 Nike USA Weightlifting American Open Finals powered by Rogue Fitness December 5-8, 2019.

The Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center will serve as the competition venue for the competition.

Salt Lake City and the state of Utah have become a regular stop for USA Weightlifting National Events. Salt Lake City hosted the 2014 and 2016 National Championships and Olympic Team Trials. Nearby Ogden hosted the USA Weightlifting National University & Under 25 Championships twice.

“We love coming to Salt Lake City,” Pedro Meloni, USA Weightlifting Senior Manager of Events & Sponsorships said. “The Salt Palace is an ideal venue for us. It’s spacious, gorgeous and is the perfect place to hold a top-tier Weightlifting competition.”

Salt Lake City will also host the 2019 National Masters Championships, March 28-31, 2019 and is a bid city for the 2020 IWF Masters World Weightlifting Championships.

“While we certainly love the economic impact the American Open Finals will bring to Salt Lake; we are thrilled that our strong partnership with USA Weightlifting continues to grow. Our aim is to continue hosting world class weightlifting events in Salt Lake for years to come.” Clay Partain of Visit Salt Lake said.

The Hilton Salt Lake City Center will be the meet hotel, located across the street from the Salt Palace Convention Center.

“The Utah weightlifting community is looking forward to another great USA Weightlifting event,” Debbie Millet, owner and head coach of Praxis Weightlifting of Salt Lake City. Praxis is helping organize the event.

“This will be our first opportunity to host an American Open. Our weightlifting teams in Utah are preparing athletes all over the state to compete alongside the best in the country, right here on our home turf,” Millet said. “Welcome back USA Weightlifting!”

The 2019 Nike USA Weightlifting American Open Finals powered by Rogue Fitness will be held in conjunction with events hosted by US Fencing and USA Powerlifting. Since 2014, USA Weightlifting has held the American Open together with USA Powerlifting.

Qualifying totals and hotel registration information will be provided in early 2019.