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National Youth Championships American Open Series 2 Head to North Carolina in 2020

June 25, 2019, 12 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 25, 2019) -- The strongest athletes in America will battle for gold in as USA Weightlifting announced today the 2020 Nike National Youth Championships powered by Rogue Fitness and the American Open Series 2 lands in Winston-Salem, North Carolina next June. 

The 2020 Nike American Open Series 2 powered by Rogue Fitness will be held Wednesday, June 24-Thursday, June 25 with the National Youth Championships held immediately after, Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28. 

The Benton Convention Center will serve as venue, with the connected Marriott Winston-Salem and Embassy Suites Winston-Salem serving as the meet hotels in Winston-Salem’s Twin-City Quarter. 

“We are thrilled to head to Winston-Salem for our 2020 National Youth Championships and American Open Series 2,” Pedro Meloni, USA Weightlifting Director of Events and Sponsorship said. “We have great partners in Winston-Salem and we look forward to putting on a great event for our members.”

The events will be supported locally by USA Weightlifting club, Mash Mafia Weightlifting. The club, led by USAW Senior International Coach Travis Mash, is headquartered in nearby Lewisville, North Carolina. 

Winston-Salem is served by Piedmont Triad International Airport, approximately 25 minutes away in Greensboro, North Carolina. Both Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport are approximately 1.5 hours from Winston-Salem. 

Qualifying totals for the 2020 National Youth Championships are available here. Qualification information for the 2020 American Open Series will be announced later in 2019. Registration will open in early 2020. 

New in 2020, the American Open Series 2 and National Youth Championships will share a location and week of competition. This solution is designed to save money for the many coaches, teams and athletes that travel to both events and enables USA Weightlifting to provide an upgraded event experience. This mirrors the 2020 National Junior and National University & Under 25 Championships which will share a location and competition dates next year in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to your feedback on this change.


Qualification Dates, 2020 National Youth Championships & American Open Series 2:

May 25, 2019 - May 24, 2020
Registration deadline: Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ 2PM Mountain