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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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USA Weightlifting’s New Athlete Development Sites

October 23rd, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

On October 16, 2017, USA Weightlifting (USAW) announced 13 Athlete Development Sites located in the West and Southeast United States.  The announcement of these sites raised a number of questions: What will the sites be [...]

7 Solutions for Youth Weightlifting Programs

October 17th, 2017|Coaches Resources|

All weightlifting programs face certain challenges, such as making enough money to keep the gym open, attracting new members, and raising funds to travel to competitions. Youth weightlifting programs, however, face special challenges.  For instance, [...]

Antwan Kilbert – October 2017 Featured Athlete

October 13th, 2017|Featured Athlete, Interviews|

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to our featured athlete for the month of October: Antwan Kilbert.  Antwan is an amazing athlete and inspiration to young weightlifters in the US and abroad.  [...]

Who will go to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games?

October 7th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Competition, Parent Resources|

The Olympic Games is the pinnacle of the sport of weightlifting.  It is the opportunity for weightlifters to own a piece of glory, to forever commemorate their dedication to the sport.  Being an Olympian is [...]

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