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Mattie Rogers at the 2017 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

IWF World Championship Final Entry List Published, Can Team USA Podium?

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) published the final entry list for the 2017 IWF World Championships beginning later this month. With 377 athletes entered, which athletes from Team USA have the best shot at standing...

VICE Sports Profiles CJ Cummings in Six-Minute Video

VICE Sports recently traveled to Beaufort, South Carolina, to do a feature on CJ Cummings, one of the United States' best Olympic Weighlifters. At just 16 years old, Cummings holds two Youth World Records and...

USA Weightlifting Names Final 20 for World Team

The 2017 IWF World Championships are less than a month away and USA Weightlifting (USAW) has named the final 20 athletes who will make up Team USA. Sixteen of the 20 Team USA athletes will...
Members of Team USA in Tokyo, Japan, for 2017 IWF Junior World Championships. @haylsbayls__/Instagram

2017 IWF Junior World Championships Results

The 2107 IWF Junior World Championships have come to an end in Tokyo, Japan. The women of Team USA took 4th place as a team while the men finished 7th. CJ Cummings was the...
CJ Cummings wins gold at 2017 IWF Junior World Championships. @usa_weightlifting/Instagram

CJ Cummings Wins Another IWF World Championship Gold Medal

CJ Cummings won his 4th consecutive gold medal at an IWF World Championship event on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Cummings, at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships, went 4-for-6 to take 1st place by 1kg. Cummings...
Mat Fraser on Instagram's @snatchinsnacks

Snatchin’ Snacks Is Apparently A Thing

If you haven't seen CJ Cummings clean and jerking with giant donuts on the barbell or Mat Fraser snatching lollipops, you've apparently not been on social media the past couple days. The Instagram account,...
CJ Cummings sets Youth World Record Clean & Jerk at 2017 IWF Youth World Championships

CJ Cummings Wins at Youth Worlds, Breaks World Record

CJ Cummings has done it again. Cummings, competing at the IWF Youth World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, broke his own Youth World Record Clean & Jerk on his way to another international gold medal. After taking...
Kaela Stephano at 2016 USAW Youth Championships

2017 IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships Begin Tuesday

The best Youth weightlifters are in Bangkok, Thailand, this week to compete at the 2017 IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships. The first session begins on Tuesday at 10am local time. Bangkok is 11 hours...
CJ Cummings front squats 222kg for 2

CJ Cummings Front Squatted How Much?

So this happened... 222kg (488 pounds) for 2 reps! 222kg for 2 reps 💪💪💪💪💪 A video posted by CJ Cummings🏋🏾💯 (@cj__cummings) on Feb 2, 2017 at 7:28am PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js Cummings' coach, Ray Jones of Team Beaufort Weightlifting, commented,...
CJ Cummings breaks American Record Snatch

Watch CJ Cummings’s Record Breaking Snatch and Clean & Jerk from the American Open

CJ Cummings is only 16 years old, but he is putting up some huge weights. Cummings holds a slew of Youth, Junior and Senior American Records as well as a Youth World Record in the clean...

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