USA Weightlifting to host combine with Tropical 7s Rugby

Jan. 07, 2019, 12:50 p.m. (ET)

USA Weightlifting will partner with Tropical 7's Rugby on a co-branded combine to find our next weightlifting star. The combine is set to take place in Orlando, FL on April 18, 2019 and will be open to athletes participating in the International Youth 7's Rugby tournament on the 19-21 of April in the same location. Athletes will have the opportunity to show off their skills by participating in speed and explosiveness tests in front of representatives from both sports organizations.

"It is our hope to continue building these relationships with outside organizations to continue to help strengthen the depth of talent in the United States," said Suzy Sanchez, USA Weightlifting's Director of Grassroots Outreach and Scouting. "Our international teams are made up largely of transitional athletes, so these partnerships make sense for us and for the organizations we are collaborating with".

Have an idea for outreach or talent identification? Email us at suzy.sanchez@usaweightlifting.orgClick here to check out the event page.