picture of 2016 USA Weightlifting Nationals & Olympic Trials

May 5-8, 2016
 

The 2016 USA Weightlifting Olympic Trials will take place in conjunction with the 2016 Nationals. On the men's side, athletes will be competing for a spot on the Pan Ams team and on the women's side athletes will be competing for the two remaining spots on the Olympic Team. Expect tight races, close finishes, and exciting attempts at big lifts as these athletes fight to make their Olympic dreams come true.

  1. What Happened At The Olympic Trials?

    What Happened At The Olympic Trials?

    May 9, 2016

    By now, everyone knows the results of the past weekend's Olympic Trials, but not everyone fully understands how and why everything played out the way it did. 
  2. Women's Olympians & Men's Pan Ams Team Finalized

    Women's Olympians & Men's Pan Ams Team Finalized

    May 9, 2016

    The 3 women representing the USA in Rio were named this weekend at the USAW Nationals & Olympic Trials. With that, the men's Pan Am team was also determined.
  3. ICYMI: The Men's Pan Ams Team Contenders

    ICYMI: The Men's Pan Ams Team Contenders

    May 7, 2016

    We've seen that the current men's Pan Ams team is ready to defend their spots , but what about the contenders? This weekend they get a chance to get one step closer to their Olympic dreams, so will they be able to seize the opportunity?
  4. ICYMI: Men's Pan Ams Trials Contenders Are Ready

    ICYMI: Men's Pan Ams Trials Contenders Are Ready

    May 5, 2016

    This is it. The men's Pan Ams trials are this weekend at USA Weightlifting Nationals. We know who's got a shot at making the team and who's looking to lift big and earn their way onto the team. This weekend we see who can show up and earn a chance to be the United States' next male Olympian. Is the current Pan Ams team ready to defend their spots?
  5. How to watch USAW Nationals & Olympic Trials

    How to watch USAW Nationals & Olympic Trials

    May 4, 2016

    USA Weightlifting National Championships and US Olympic Team Trials for weightlifting will take place May 5-8th in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  6. On The Bubble: The US Men's Pan-Am Contenders

    On The Bubble: The US Men's Pan-Am Contenders

    Apr 20, 2016

    Time is running out for the US men’s weightlifting team to earn spots at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  7. Breaking Down The Women's Olympic Trials

    Breaking Down The Women's Olympic Trials

    Apr 18, 2016

    The women’s US Olympic Trials will be held on the last day of competition at the USA National Championships. With Jenny Arthur's spot locked in and Sarah Robles' spot essentially untouchable, just one of Team USA's three spots is up for grabs in a very tight race. 
  8. Ranking WL Teams By How Many National Qualifiers They Produced In 2016

    Ranking WL Teams By How Many National Qualifiers They Produced In 2016

    Apr 11, 2016

    There is no question that weightlifting, in recent years, has become increasingly popular in the United States. As the sport grows, the qualification totals for the Senior National Championships have also changed; while some weight classes have lowered qualification standards, the general trend for most is higher totals and heavier weights, making qualification for Nationals increasingly more difficult. This year, a total of 323 athletes have qualified and will compete on the national platform. 145 different teams and clubs across the country have produced nationally qualified athletes, with some of the largest teams sending almost 20 athletes!
  9. Breaking Down The Men's Pan Ams Team Trials

    Breaking Down The Men's Pan Ams Team Trials

    Apr 11, 2016

    USA Weightlifting will be holding their Olympic Trials at Senior Nationals in Salt Lake City on Sunday May 8th. The final two sessions of Nationals are devoted to the men's Pan Ams trials and the women's Olympic trials. Since the men haven't earned any spots to Rio yet, their trials will be aimed at selecting a team for Pan Ams in June.
  10. Who Will Join Jenny Arthur On USA's 2016 Olympic Team?

    Who Will Join Jenny Arthur On USA's 2016 Olympic Team?

    Jan 13, 2016

    Now that we know Jenny Arthur has been named to one of the three spots on the 2016 US Olympic Team , the question remains: who will take the other two women's spots?