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Mattie Rogers is Engaged!

Mattie Rogers is one of the top Olympic weightlifters in the United States. Over the past several years, she has set multiple American & Junior American records, competed at the World Championships for Team...
Rachel Campbell at the 2018 Wodapalooza Fitness Festival.

Rachel Campbell Receives ANOTHER Sanction for Violating Anti-Doping Rule

Rachel Campbell was sanctioned by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on February 1, 2019, for refusing to take an out-of-competition drug test on November 11, 2018. Campbell's refusal to submit a sample is a...
Kate Vibert hits a 107kg snatch in training. Screenshot via Instagram, @katevibert.

Kate Vibert Unofficially Breaks American Record

Kate Vibert is quickly becoming one the top lifters in the United States. Yesterday during training, Vibert unofficially broke Mattie Rogers' American Record Snatch in the old 69kg weight category. Vibert hit 107kg in the...
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 CrossFit Games. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet to Compete at American Open Series 3 Next Month

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is just a few weeks removed from competing at the 2018 CrossFit Games where she finished 13th overall. Leblanc-Bazinet is now, however, shifting her focus to the weightlifting platform in preparation of...
Kate Vibert at the 2018 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

10 Questions With Kate Vibert, Junior World Championship Silver Medalist

Kate Vibert is one of the up and coming Olympic weightlifters in the United States. After getting into weightlifting just a couple years ago, Vibert has set several Youth American records and is currently...
Harrison Maurus breaks Youth American Record and earns bronze medals at 2017 IWF World Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

USAW Releases 2018 IWF World Championship Team Rankings

With the 2018 IWF World Championships coming up in November, the USAW has released the first team rankings based on the new weight categories. The rankings are based on IWF's ROBI score, IWF's replacement...
Kate Vibert, 69kg, lifting at the 2018 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

Kate Vibert Takes 2nd, Harrison Maurus Takes 3rd at IWF Junior Worlds

Team USA racked up two more overall medals and five medals total yesterday. Kate Vibert (69kg) took 2nd place while Harrison Maurus (85kg) finished in 3rd. Vibert, in her first International competition, took 2nd in...
CJ Cummings breaks American Record Snatch

3Peat: CJ Cummings Wins Gold IWF Junior World Championship

CJ Cummings won his third consecutive IWF Junior World Championship yesterday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Cummings, who just turned 18 last month, went 5-for-6 and lifted a 316kg total to win three gold medals. Cummings went 2-for-3...
Mattie Rogers at the 2017 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

The New IWF Bodyweight Categories Didn’t Do Mattie Rogers Any Favors

Mattie Rogers is probably the most well-known Olympic weightlifter in the United States. Rogers narrowly missed qualifying for the Olympics in 2016, but she has probably garnered more national attention than even Olympic bronze...
Alyssa Ritchey clean jerk at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

Here Are The New Weightlifting Bodyweight Categories

While it is technically not official (the IWF Congress has to ratify the rules), the new bodyweight categories have been released. It's now just a formality before these go into effect. What makes the change...