USAW’s American Open Series Heads to Las Vegas in 2018

Morghan King at 2016 US Olympic Trials
Photo Credit: Lifting Life (Andrew Blaida)

It’s time to put all on the line come September 2018. USA Weightlifting’s 2018 Nike American Open Series 3 powered by Rogue Fitness will be in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 13-16. The final series event before the 2018 Finals will host Youth, Senior and Masters athletes.

The competition will be held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino and will provide athletes to compete and stay in the same building all weekend long. The resort has more than a dozen restaurants and is close to the Las Vegas Monorail which connects to the MGM Grand, Bally’s Caesars Palace and more

The event will be the final qualifier for the 2018 IWF World Championships & Olympic Qualification Event in Lima, Peru, in November 2018.

USAW CEO Phil Andrews said of the Las Vegas location, “It’s high time we took an event to Las Vegas, one of the most popular events cities in the nation and the home of many national championships for our fellow Olympic National Governing Bodies. We look forward to a great competition under the bright lights of Vegas.”

The 2018 USAW American Open Series 2 will be in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, in July 2018.

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