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New England LWC of USA Weightlifting (USAW) administers the sport of Olympic Weightlifting in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  LWC Officers

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Check out upcoming events and competitions for the next 3 months in New England. Click here to view all events!

may 2017

27mayAll DayRWL MEMORIAL DAY OPEN WL COMPETITION

june 2017

3jun - 4All DayUSAW Coaching Certification Course Level 1 on June 3 & 4, 2017
17junAll Day"FIRST-TIMERS" MEET IN CONCORD, NH--JUNE 17, 2017

Latest News

Below is our latest news from New England LWC. Click here to view more news!

25Apr 17

RWL HOSTS “TRY WEIGHTLIFTING FOR FREE DAY” EVENT

Posted April 25, 2017 by Special Correspondent, Dr. Ellyn Robinson, President/Head Coach RWL Weightlifting On Saturday,  April 22, 2017 USA Weightlifting held a national initiative, “Try Weightlifting for Free Day.” One of New England’s oldest, and certainly largest Olympic Weightlifting clubs, Robinson Weightlifting, responded by opening their doors in Franklin, Massachusetts for free to embrace the community!  RWL had a full house of people interested to learn about the sport of Weightlifting, and they had many volunteer coaches and athletes on board to assist these inquiring minds. It was a fun day inspiring young people to our sport! Participants at…

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03Apr 17

MARCH WAS A BIG DEAL FOR COMPETITIONS!!/NEW EVENT FOR JUNE

UPDATE posted April 5, 2017 I guess I'm so used to impressive performances by Amy Richardson (Beantown Barbell, MA) that her performance at the American Open Series Event 1 in Reno, NV flew right past my consciousness. Her successful Snatch at 75 kgs. exceeded her own New England Senior 53 Kilos Bodyweight Class by 3 kgs.! Sorry, Amy...and big congrats!! [And hat tip to Marshall Rosenstein for bringing this achievement to my attention!] Posted April 3, 2017 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster/Records Keeper I would have preferred to post this update earlier, but Official Results for the National Masters and American…

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08Sep 16

FIRST-TIMERS’ MEET RESULTS, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Posted September 8, 2016 by Greg Laxer, Webmaster Here are links to Official Results of Rumbler WL's (Head Coach, Tony Pica) inaugural event for newcomers to the sport, held August 20, 2016 in New Hampshire. Women's Results:   first-timers-meet-women Men's Results:   first-timers-meet-men

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27Jun 16

SUMMER SOLSTICE OPEN RESULTS

Posted June 27, 2016   The Official Results from the Summer Solstice Open meet, held June 19, 2016 at NoRisk CrossFit in Smithfield, Rhode Island are now available. NOTE: The file runs 23 pages, but only the first two pages are needed to study the Results. Click here:     …

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