Carlee Acevedo-Fuller Failed Drug Test After Taking Supplement Sample Packet

Carlee Acevedo-Fuller at the 2017 USA Weightlifting Juggernaut Summer Showdown. @carleeacevedofuller/Instagram
The United States Anti-Doping Association (USADA) announced that Carlee Acevedo-Fuller has accepted a 9-month suspension following a positive in-competition drug test. The test was administered following the USA Weightlifting Juggernaut Summer Showdown on June 11, 2017. Acevedo-Fuller's test revealed she had 1,4‐dimethylpentylamine and higenamine in her system....

American Open Series 3: An Athlete’s Perspective

Kate Vibert at the 2017 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.
Training for any weightlifting competition is indescribable. Through all the ups and downs of preparing both physically and mentally, it’s difficult to even think about who is showing up, and what to expect out on the platform. As an athlete myself, I have found...

2018 USAW National Championships Headed to Kansas

Athlete at the 2017 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.
The 2018 USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Championships will be held in Overland Park, Kansas on May 24-28, 2018. The event will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center, which is approximately 30 miles south west of Kansas City. Phil Andrews, USAW CEO, said, "Returning to...

Team USA Men Take 2nd at Pan American Championships, Women Take 4th

Caine Wilkes at 2016 Olympic Team Trials
The men of Team USA took 2nd in the team classification at the 2017 Pan American Championships. The eight men representing the United States racked up a total of 12 medals, of which five of those medals were gold. Team USA racked up 553 points for...

Wes Kitts Snatches 175kg for New American Record

Wes Kitts sets American Record Snatch at 2017 Pan American Championships.
Wes Kitts just broke his own American Record Snatch by 1kg today at the Pan American Championships. On his third attempt, Kitts successfully snatched 175kg. The lift earned Kitts a silver medal in the snatch. Check out the video below. New American Record 🇺🇸🤠 - @weskitts22 goes...

Mattie Rogers Takes Home Three Silver Medals

Mattie Rogers earned herself three silver medals at the 2017 Pan American Championships in Miami, Florida. Rogers, competing in the 69kg weight category, went 5-for-6 on the day. Rogers' only miss was her first snatch attempt at 95kg. She upped the weight to 96kg and didn't...

Angelo Bianco and Harrison Maurus Medal at Pan Ams

Harrison Maurus at 2015 American Open
Team USA continued racking up its medal count on Tuesday. In the men's 77kg weight category, Angelo Bianco and Harrison Maurus earned medals. Bianco went 2-for-3 in the snatch finishing with 145kg, good for 4th. He would come back in the clean and jerk going...

Los Angeles Will Likely Host 2024 or 2028 Olympics

IOC Session Press Conference with IOC President, Thomas Bach, 11th July 2017, Lausanne. Copyright: IOC/Christophe Moratal
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted today to award the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to Los Angeles and Paris, France. The kicker, though, is that the IOC is leaving it up to the Los Angeles and Paris Olympic committees to work together to figure...

IWF President, Dr. Tamas Ajan, Addresses Changes to Weightlifting in Olympics

Dr. Tamas Ajan, President of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
In a letter published on the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) website, Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President, directly addressed the recent changes to the 2020 Olympics announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last month. Ajan, who was just re-elected in May, shared his views...

Kendrick Farris Releases Episode 1 of “Set the Bar”

Kendrick Farris releases video series on YouTube titled, Set the Bar.video
Three-time Olympian Kendrick Farris just released the Episode 1 of a new Set the Bar series on YouTube. The series will provide an inside look to Farris' life, both inside and outside of the gym. Watch Farris train, spend time with his family and...

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