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Hampton Morris - 2016 USAW Youth Nationals Weightlifting

Hampton Morris * Marietta, GA * Age 13


Now this was a day Hampton will not soon forget! Sweeping gold and all American records in the 13U 44kg weight class at the 2017 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships. What’s his secret? Well, here’s one piece of advice Hampton shared with us: “Ignore the things outside of your control, and focus on the things that are in your control … stay calm, patient and … always try to have fun.” Check out the rest of his interview here.

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New Predictions for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

December 9th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Competition|

In early October, we made predictions for who would represent the United States at the Youth Olympic Games in Who will Go to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games? At the time of these predictions, however, only [...]

How Much Protein Do Youth Weightlifters Need?

November 26th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

All weightlifters want to build more muscle, and building muscle requires protein. But just how much protein is appropriate for a youth weightlifter? According to Dr. Mark Lavallee, Chairman of the USA Weightlifting Sports Medicine [...]

Hampton Morris – November 2017 Featured Athlete

November 8th, 2017|Featured Athlete, Interviews|

Meet Hampton Morris -- our featured athlete for the month of November.  Hampton is a 13 year old youth weightlifter from Marietta, Georgia and is currently competing in the 50kg weight class. When did you [...]

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