National Events:2022| 20212020 |2019 |2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 & Prior
International Events: 2022 |2021 |202020192018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 & Prior

International Qualifying Calendars are available in the USAW Selection Procedures Document


   
 
 

Event

City

Dates

North American Open Series 1 &
National University Championships

Columbus, OH March 3-6
 National Masters Championship Salt Lake City, UT April 21
National Garage Championships Online TBD

National Championships Week
(Youth, Junior, Under 25, Senior)

Las Vegas, NV June 25-July 3

North American Open Series 2

Calgary, Canada September 15-18

North American Open Finals

Atlanta, GA December 1-4

 


2021 USA Weightlifting National Events

Event

City

Dates

North American Open Series 1 &
National University Championships

Salt Lake City, UT 
Hybrid Event
(Moved from Columbus)

March 4-7

National Garage Championships Online May 13-16

National Championships Week
(Youth, Junior, Under 25, Senior)

Detroit, MI

June 25-July 4

North American Open Series 2

Albuquerque, NM

September 15-19

North American Open Finals

Denver, CO

December 2-5

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2020 USA Weightlifting National Events

National Junior Championships
National University & Under 25
Championships
February 6-9  Pleasanton, CA
American Open Series 1 March 5-8 Columbus, OH
(The Arnold)
American Open Series 2 - Canceled
Registrations moved to American Open Series 3
June 24-25  Winston-Salem, NC
American Open Series 3 September 17-20 Las Vegas, NV
Now a remote event.
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American Open Finals,  National Championships &
National Youth Championships

December 3-6
(Lifting added Thursday)
Atlanta, GA

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2020 USA Weightlifting Online Qualifiers

American Open Series
Online Qualifier
March 17-May 31 EVENT PAGE 
Virtual Super Championships May 15-17 EVENT PAGE 
Lift Proud Virtual Cup June 1-30 EVENT PAGE
Stars & Stripes Lift Off July 1-31 EVENT PAGE
August Online Qualifier August 1-31 EVENT PAGE

2019 USA Weightlifting National Events

National Junior Championships February 14-17 Lombard, IL 
American Open Series 1 February 28 - March 3   Columbus, OH (The Arnold)
National University & Under 25
Championships
March 7-10 Las Vegas, NV
National Championships May 9-12  Memphis, TN
National Youth Championships June 27-30 Anaheim, CA
American Open Series 2 July 25-28  Albuquerque, NM
American Open Series 3 September 12-15 Daytona Beach, FL
American Open Finals December 5-8 Salt Lake City, UT

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2018 USA Weightlifting National Events

National Junior Championships  February 15-18  Spokane, WA
American Open Series 1 March 1-4 Columbus, OH
The Arnold
National University & Under 25
Championships
April 19-22 Ogden, UT
National Championships May 24-27 Overland Park, KS 
National Youth Championships
Youth Olympic Games Trials
June 14-17 Grand Rapids, MI
American Open Series 2 July 26-29 Valley Forge, PA
American Open Series 3 September 13-16 Las Vegas, NV
American Open Finals December 6-9 Milwaukee, WI
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2017 USA Weightlifting National Events

National Junior Championships 

February 23-26

Kansas City, MO

American Open Series 1 March 16-19 Reno, NV
National University Championships April 6-9 Gainesville, FL
National Under 25 Championships April 6-9 Gainesville, FL
National Championships May 11-14 Chicago, IL
National Youth Championships June 22-25 Atlanta, GA
American Open Series 2  July 27-30 Miami, FL
American Open Series 3 September 8-10 Grand Rapids, MI
American Open Finals December 7-10 Anaheim, CA
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2016 USA Weightlifting National Events

National Junior Championships 

February 18-21

Philadelphia, PA

National Championships

May 5-8

Salt Lake City, UT

US Olympic Team Trials

May 5-8

Salt Lake City, UT

National Youth Championships

June 23-26

Austin, TX

National University Championships September 22-25 New Orleans, LA
National 25 & Under Championships September 22-25 New Orleans, LA
American Open Championships December 8-11 Orlando, FL
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2022 USA Weightlifting International Events

Event Date

Location

Expected Final Qualifier  Gold, Silver, Bronze
XL Tournament Manuel Suarez 
March 13-20 Matanzas, CUB  NAOF 2021
IWF Junior World Championship  March 20-27 Hersonissos, GRE NAOF 2021
U15 and U17 Pan American Youth  TBD April San Juan, PUR NAOF 2021
IWF Youth (U17) World Championship  TBD May San Luis Potosi, MEX NAOF 2021
World Masters Games 
May 16-24 Kansai, JPN NAOF 2021
Pan American Championship  TBD July Bogota, COL NAOS1/National University  
 FISU World University Championship  TBD July  TBD National University Championship  
 IWF World Championship  TBD OCT/NOV Chongqing, CHN Nationals Week  
 50th Challenge 210  Oct 28-29 Tramelan, SUI Nationals Week  
 Pan American Junior (U20) Championship   TBD TBD TBD  
 IWF Masters World Championship   Dec 2-10 Orlando, USA See masters qualifying procedure  

 


2021 USA Weightlifting International Events

Event  Date

Location

Tokyo 2020
Qualification
2021 Colombia Open February 22-27 ONLINE - Colombia  
1st East Asian Championships POSTPONED Seoul, KOR
(Rescheduled 2020) Pan American
Championships
April 18-25 Santo Domingo,
DOM

South-American, Ibero-American &
OPEN Senior Championships
May 10-14 Cali, COL
IWF Junior World Championships May 23-31 Tashkent, UZB
(Rescheduled 2020) Junior Pan
American Championships
June 20-26 Manizales, COL  
Pan Am Youth & U15 Championships July 8-16 San Juan, PUR  
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 July 23-August 8 Tokyo, JPN  
IWF Youth World Championships September 20-29 Tashkent, UZB  
Pan Am Junior Championships October TBD San Luis Potsi, MEX  
IWF World Championships November TBD Lima PER  
Pan Am Championships November 1-7 Guaycquil ECU  

 


2020 USA Weightlifting International Events

Event Date Location Tokyo 2020
Qualification
Roma 2020 World Cup January 27-31 Rome, ITA  
5th International Fajr Cup February 1-6 Rasht, IRI
6th International Solidarity
Weightlifting Championships

February 8-12 Tashkent, UZB
Malta International Open February 28-March 4 Cospicua, MLT
Australian Open February 28-March 1 Canberra, AUS
XXXIX Manuel Suarez
in Memoriam International Tournament

March 3-8 Havana, CUB
2020 Rogue Weightlifting Challenge
at the Arnold Sports Festival
March 5-8 Columbus, OH
IWF Junior World Championships
(CANCELED)
March 14-24 Bucharest, ROU
South American Ibero American
and Open Senior Championships

(CANCELED)
March 17-23 Cali-valle del Cauca,
COL 
Senior Pan American Championships
(CANCELED)
April 17-24 Santo Domingo, DOM
Youth Pan American Championships
(Youth Pan Ams postponed to
November in Peru)

June 23-28 Winston-Salem, USA --
Pan-Atlantic Nations Cup
(POSTPONED)
June 26-28 Manchester, GBR --
Olympic Games
(POSTPONED)
July 24-August 9 Tokyo, Japan --
Junior Pan American Championships Rescheduled
to June 2021
Manizales, COL --
IWF Youth World Championships
(CANCELED, to be held online, info TBD)
November 11-18 Lima, PER  
Youth Pan American Championships November 11-18 Lima, PER  
Pan-American, South-American,
Ibero-American & CSLP
Youth, Junior & U15 Championships

December 1-8 Santiago, CHI  
South American Ibero American 
and Open Senior Championships
December 12-19 Cali valle del Cauca,
COL
 

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2019 USA Weightlifting International Events

Event Date Location Tokyo 2020
Qualification
EGAT Cup February 7-10 Chiang Mai, THA
IWF World Cup February 22-27 Fuzhou, CHN
Fajr Cup March 1-5 Ahvaz, IRI
IWF Youth World Championships March 8-15 Las Vegas, USA N/A
Las Vegas International Open March 8-15 Las Vegas, USA
Pan American Championships April 20-28 Guatemala City,
GUA

Arafura Games April 27-29 Darwin, AUS
South American Ibero-American &
Open Senior Championships
May 8-12 Palmira, COL
Junior Pan Am Championships May 20-28 Havana, CUB
IWF Junior World Championships June 1-8 Suva, FIJ
British Senior Open June 8-9 Coventry, GBR
Tokyo 2020 Test Event July 7-9 Tokyo, JPN
Pan American Games July 26-August 11 Lima, PER
Cup of the Blue Swords August 28-31 Meissen, GER
Youth Pan American Championships August 29-September 5 Guayaquil, ECU N/A
IWF World Championships September 18-September 27 Pattaya, THA
San Diego Open October 3-6 San Diego, USA
12th Mediterranean Cup October 4-6 Serravalle, SMR
49th Challenge 210 October 24-27 Tramelan, SUI
Alexander Cup November 1-5 Grodno, BLR
IWF Grand Prix November 8-10 Lima, PER
Naim Suleymanoglu
International Tournament
November 14-17 Gaziantep, TUR
17th International Tournament of France
"Denis Randon"

November 16 Clermont l’Hérault, FRA
2019 Phillips & Springer Classic November 30 Christ Church, BAR N/A
South American, Ibero-American & 
CSLP Junior Championships
December 1-8  Buenos Aires, ARG
IWF World Cup December 10-13 Tianjin, CHN
Qatar 6th International Cup December 19-24 Doha, QAT

= Tokyo 2020 Gold Qualifier
= Tokyo 2020 Silver Qualifier
= Tokyo 2020 Bronze Qualifier

"N/A" = Not a Tokyo 2020 Qualifying Event




2018 USA Weightlifting International Events

Senior Pan Ams May 12-19 Santo Domingo, DOM
Youth Pan Ams June 3-10* Palmira, COL

IWF Junior World Championships 

July 7-14 Tashkent, UZB
Junior Pan Ams September 5-12 Manizales,COL
Youth Olympic Games October 6-18 Buenos Aires, ARG
IWF World Championships November 1-10 Ashgabat, TKM
*Date updated as of 1/9/18
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2017 USA Weightlifting International Events

IWF Youth World Championships 

April 4-11

Bangkok, THA

Junior Pan Ams April 30-May 7 Guayaquil, ECU
IWF Junior World Championships June 16-23 Tokyo, JPN
Pan-American Championships July 23-27 Miami, FL, USA
Youth Pan-American Championships October 28-
November 4
Palmira, COL
IWF World Championships November 28-
December 5
Anaheim, CA, USA
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2016 USA Weightlifting International Events

Arnold International

March 4-6

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Manuel Suarez & 17 & U International Tournament

March 9-13

Matanzas, CUB

IWF Grand Prix 6th Russian Federation Cup

March 20-25

Russia

Test Event for Rio 

April 7-10

Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Pan Am Championships

June 4-11

Cartagena, COL

Junior World Championships

June 24-July 2

Tbilisi, GEO

Olympic Games

August 5-16

Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Youth Pan American Championships September 20-25 Guatemala

Youth World Championships

October 20-25

Penang, MAS

FISU World University Championships

November 13-17

Merida, MEX

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2015 USA Weightlifting National Events

National Junior Championships  February 12-15   Oklahoma City, OK
National Masters Championships April 9-12 Monrovia, CA
Regional Championships #1 April 30-May 2 St. Louis, MO
Pan American Masters June 5-7 Savannah, GA
National  Youth Championships June 26-28 Bloomington, MN
National Championships August 13-16 Dallas, TX
American Masters November 12-15 Savannah, GA
National University Championships September 24-27 Ogden, UT
American Open Championships December 3-6
Reno, NV
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2015 USA Weightlifting International Events

Youth World Championships April 7-12 Lima, Peru
Junior Pan American Championships May 5-10 Cartagena, Colombia
Junior World Championships June 6-14 Wroclaw, Poland
Pan American Games July 12-17 Toronto, Canada
World Masters Championships September 12-19 Rovaniemi, Finland
Youth Pan Am Championships September 15-20 San Luis Potosi, Mexico
World Championships November 20-29 Houston, USA

 

2014 USA Weightlifting National Events

National Junior Championships  January 31, 2014-February 2   Aurora, CO 
National  Youth Championships June 12-15  Daytona Beach, FL
National Championships July 17-20 Salt Lake City, UT
National University Championships September 25-28 Albuquerque, NM
American Open Championships December 11-14 Washington, DC

2014 International Weightlifting Federation Events  

Junior (20U) Pan American Championships  March 31-April 6 Reno, Nevada, USA 
Youth (17U) Pan American Championship May 7-11 Lima, Peru
Pan American Championship May 26-June 2 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
World Junior Championship June 20-28 Kazan, Russia 
Youth Olympic Games August 16-28 Nanjing, China 
World Championship & Olympic Qualification  November 4-16 Almaty, Kazakhstan
International Youth Invitational TBD TBC, USA 
FISU World University Championships December 5-8 Chiangmai, Thailand