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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)

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

Competition: Bar Wars

Location: Campbell, CA

Date: January 13th and 14th, 2024

Click here to register.

Competition: 2024 North American Open Series 1

Location: Columbus, OH

Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Center

Date: Feb. 29-March 3rd, 2024

Qualification Dates: Registration closes when full or on Feb. 15th, 2024 at 2pm MT 

Click here to register

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