June 11, 2012 - USA Weightlifting is pleased to announce two new awards being presented at the 2012 National Youth Championships in Dearborn, MI.  Beginning in 2012, at each Youth National Championships, the most outstanding team (on the basis of combined team point scores for the men’s and women’s 16 & 17 year old division) will receive the Glenn Middleton Youth National Championships Outstanding Team Award and a cash donation of $1,000 to support the teams continued efforts to develop youth weightlifting.  This award was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donation made in Glenn’s name so that the work Glenn began to help the youth of American Weightlifting continue on.

Additionally, the athlete demonstrating the best technique in each A session of the National Youth Championships will receive a special wristband to distinguish this very important accomplishment in weightlifting.  The Technique Awards will be given out after each lifting session, including all A and B sessions.