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Before signing up for a competition, you’ll need to create an account with USA weightlifting!



To create a membership for your athlete click on:  BARS


  1. Create an account. 

  2. Select "Register with membership." 

  3. Fill out the form. 

  4. Add Edwin Johnson as the coach and Garrett Allen and Kimberly Wiese as the assistant coaches.

  5. Select Youth Athlete Yearly Membership. 

  6. Complete the remaining required steps as directed.



Athletes are required to wear approved singlets for all official events. Some website suggestions for singlets include:

If you’d like to purchase lifters, here are some website suggestions as well:


What to expect at your first weightlifting competition?  Click here.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS (Inform Coach Ed before signing up for a competition)

Competition: 2023 California North Central Weightlifting Championships

Location: Richmond, CA

Date: June 3rd and 4th, 2023

Click here to register.

Competition: USA Weightlifting National Championships Week

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date: June 24-July 2, 2023

Click here to register.

Competition: 2023 North American Open Series 2

Location: Pleasanton, California

Venue: Alameda County Fairgrounds

Date: Sept. 14-17, 2023

Click here to register.


AO1 and AO2 are both qualifiers for the North American Open Finals in Wilmington, North Carolina (Dec. 7-10, 2023)

Competition: 2023 North American Open Finals

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

Venue: Wilmington Convention Center

Date: Dec. 7-10, 2023

Qualification Dates: Nov. 23, 2022-Nov. 23, 2023

Registration Opens: Jan. 1, 2023

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