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Stars and Stripes Lift Off July Online Qualifier

June 23, 2020, 11:46 a.m. (ET)


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 23, 2020) -- With access to gyms and competitions still limited for many USA Weightlifting members, we are launching another online qualification event for July. 


The Stars and Stripes Lift Off opens July 1 and runs through July 31. Members can see the event rules and submit their weigh-in, snatch, and clean and jerk lifts at http://www.usaweightlifting.events after the event launch on July 1. 


Themed around the nation’s birthday, the logo of the Stars and Stripes Lift Off reflects Team USA’s success at the Olympic Games in the 21st century. The three stars in the field represent the three Olympic medals won by Americans, Tara Nott’s (48kg) Gold at the Olympic Games Sydney 2000, Cheryl Haworth’s (+75kg) bronze at the same Olympic Games Sydney 2000 and Sarah Robles (+75kg) bronze at the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016. The fifteen stripes represent the 15 individuals who represented Team USA in Weightlifting at the Olympic Games since 2000.


Jenny Arthur (2016)

Oscar Chaplin III (2000, 2004)

Tara Nott Cunningham (2000, 2004)

Kendrick Farris (2008, 2012, 2016)

Robin Goad (2000)

Carissa Gump (2008)

Shane Hamman (2000, 2004)

Cheryl Haworth (2000, 2004, 2008)

Morghan King (2016)

Holley Mangold (2012)

Melanie Roach (2008)

Sarah Robles (2012, 2016)

Cara Heads Slaughter (2000)

Chad Vaughn (2004, 2008)

Natalie Woolfolk (2008)


Like the previous American Open Series Online Qualifier, Virtual Super Championships and the Lift Proud Virtual Cup, the Stars & Stripes Lift Off will enable athletes to qualify for the remainder of the 2020 USA Weightlifting National Events including the Nike American Open Series 3 powered by Rogue Fitness, National Youth Championships, National Championships and American Open Finals. Totals earned in the online competitions can also count towards qualification in 2021 USA Weightlifting National Events, should the event fall within the event’s qualification period. 2021 qualification information will be posted at www.USAWeightlifting.org  when available.


There is no fee to enter.