Strongest Athletes in America Coming to Salt Lake City.

USA Weightlifting’s American Open Series Finals lands at Salt Palace December 5-8

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (December 2, 2019) — More than 500 athletes will come to Salt Lake City and battle for gold as USA Weightlifting brings its 2019 Nike American Open Series Finals powered by Rogue Fitness to Salt Lake City, Utah’s Salt Palace Convention Center December 5-8. 


The culmination of a year-long Olympic Weightlifting competition series, the American Open Series Finals will feature some of the top names of the sport including athletes hoping to represent the stars and stripes at next year’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 


“Salt Lake City is a special place for us to come to,” USA Weightlifting’s Director of Events and Sponsorships Pedro Meloni said. “We held the 2016 Olympic Trials here, and this year, we will see some athletes who might represent Team USA at the next Olympic Games.”


Several athletes, who hope to make the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team, competed for Team USA at September’s IWF World Weightlifting Championships. These athletes, who are scheduled to lift in Salt Lake City include Jordan Wissinger, Alex Lee, Alyssa Ritchey, Morghan King (2016 Olympian), Jourdan Delacruz, Mattie Rogers, Jenny Arthur (2016 Olympian) and 2-time Olympian, Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 World Champion Sarah Robles.


Beyond the stars of the sport, the 517 athletes who registered for the Nike American Open Series Finals powered by Rogue Fitness represent the strongest athletes in the United States. This competition is one of the crown jewels of USA Weightlifitng’s national events. Those qualified either via the three national American Open Series events held earlier in 2019, or through competitions at the local level. 


Lifting begins Friday, December 6 and continues from 8am-8pm each day until Sunday, December 8. Tickets are available at the door with single-day tickets $15 and weekend passes for $40. Save time and money by buying your tickets online at Use promo code TEAMUSA to save $5 on a single-day ticket and $15 on a weekend pass.