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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. We have team and plain singlets available. 

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: 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

Competition: Hassle Free Expo Springbreaker 

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center; EVO SPORTS EXPO!

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024

Click here to register.

Competition: 2024 Marin (Mother’s Day) Open

Location: Novato, CA (organized by Marin Heavy Athletics)

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2024

Click here to register.

Competition: 2024 Youth Nationals

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Venue: David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Date: June 15, 2024 - June 23, 2024

Qualification Period: May 16, 2023 - May 16, 2024

Early Registration: Jan. 1, 2024 - Closes: 2 p.m. MT on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Regular Registration: Closes: 2 p.m. MT on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Late Registration: Closes 2 p.m. MT on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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