USA Weightlifting has announced the 2021 National events calendar, bringing the top athletes of the premier strength sport to cities around the United States and Western Canada.
USA Weightlifting will hold a Nike National Championships Week, which is new for the 2021-2024 quadrennial. The event is powered by Rogue Fitness and will crown the Junior, Youth, U-25, and Senior National Champions. Fans will have the chance to see the excitement across over one-week competition, culminating in the overall National Championships that remain on two platforms at the end of the week.
Another new for the 2021-2024 quadrennial is that USA Weightlifting will cooperate with Canadian Weightlifting Fédération Haltérophile Canadienne to expand the American Open Series into the Nike North American Open Series, which is also powered by Rogue Fitness, and host the first USA Weightlifting-sanctioned National Event in Canada.
Here is the 2021 National Events lineup:
|North American Open Series East and|
National University Championships
|National Championships Week|
(Youth, Junior, U25, Senior)
|Detroit, MI||June 25-July 4|
|North American Open Series||Calgary, AB, CANADA||September 15-19|
|North American Open Finals||Denver, CO||December 2-5|
Hoping that the impacts of the world health crisis will decrease in the future, USA Weightlifting will go on to work on contingency plans for the events mentioned above. In line with current practices, any decisions about the viability of these events will be made no later than 8 weeks before the scheduled date of the competition.
USA Weightlifting’s Director of Events & Sponsorships Pedro Meloni said that they’re thrilled with the lineup they had put together for the next year. He added that Nationals Week in downtown Detroit would be exciting, and they’re so happy that their friends at Canadian Weightlifting Fédération Haltérophile Canadienne will join them as they expand the American Open Series into Canada.