2018 American Open Finals Recap with Team Keep Pulling

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This past weekend, Keep Pulling had a Remote Athlete from Minnesota competing at the 2018 USA Weightlifting American Open Finals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Same competed in the -73kg A session and this was his second AO appearance and third national event! LIFTS: Snatch: 102, 106x, 107 CJ: 143, 148, 153x Total: […]

2017 USA Weightlifting National Championships Recap (Chicago, IL)

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Arielle qualified and competed in her first National Championships, which is her second national event. The USA Weightlifting National Championships was held in Lombard, Illinois (just outside of Chicago). Arielle lives and trains in Alaska and is part of our Remote and Distance Coaching Program. She made one out of […]

2017 USA Weightlifting Youth National Championships Recap (Atlanta, GA)

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Marcella Lombardi qualified and competed in her second Youth National Championships, which is her third National event. We drove from Tampa, FL to Atlanta, GA where the tournament was being held. Last year at Youth Nationals, she competed in the Under 13year old +58kg girls division and ended with a […]

2016 National Championships and Olympic Trials Recap

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Last week, a few of us traveled out to Salt Lake City, Utah for USA Weightlifting’s 2016 National Championships. Team 813 Weightlifting had one athlete qualify as a 77kg lifter — our very own Pat Damiano (aka Patty Light). The week was jam packed with awesome lifting, American records, and more…but […]

Preparing For Your First National Meet

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Qualifying for a National Meet Through out the year, weightlifting clubs or gyms will host local weightlifting meets in every state in the nation. If the competition is sanctioned through USA Weightlifting, the lifters will have the opportunity to qualify for Youth (age >11 to 17), Junior (18-20), Senior (21-34), […]

2015 University National Championships Recap, Team 813 Weightlifting

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  Last week, Team 813 Weightlifting ventured to Ogden, Utah for the USA Weightlifting University National Championships. University Nationals is one of the three big national tournaments that takes place in the United States. In order to participate in these events, athletes must achieve a designated score, otherwise known as […]