On December 8, the 2016 USAW American Open will commence. This year the top athletes will be competing in Orlando, Florida, at the Marriott World Center. In addition, this will be the first National event featuring the new Female 90kg weight class. Here is what you need to know about this year’s event.
When: December 8-11, 2016
Where: Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida
Athletes will compete on three platforms (Red, White and Blue) throughout the weekend. The USAW website will provide a live stream of the event.
The first session is scheduled to begin at 5:30pm EST, Thursday, December 8, with Session B of the Women’s 48kg weight class. The first A session is at 7:30pm EST with a combined Women’s 48kg and 53kg session. The rest of the schedule is subject to change following the the Technical Conference later that night.
Friday morning the action heats up with slate full of sessions beginning at 8:30am EST and concluding with three sessions at 8:30pm EST. Saturday is almost as jam packed, but features A session for the Men’s 69kg, 77kg and 85kg weight classes and the Women’s 63kg weight class.
On Sunday, the biggest weights will be lifted. The Women’s new 90kg weight class is set to begin at 3:00pm EST. The Men’s +105kg and Women’s +90kg A sessions kick off at 5:30pm EST.
Coming Monday: Women’s 48kg and Men’s 56kg Preview