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Ellen Geddes (left) competes at the Tokyo Paralympics. Photo by Joe Kusumoto

U.S. to Host Wheelchair Fencing Event

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation has announced that its 2023 season will begin with an IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Washington, D.C., the first time the United States has hosted an IWAS event since 2003 in Atlanta. Next year’s World Cup in Washington, like other 2023 events, will offer points that go […]

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Phil Andrews: The Future of USA Fencing Events

Phil Andrews is credited with making multiple changes for the better over a decade of service at USA Weightlifting, including the past six years as chief executive officer, and overseeing an elite team that at the Tokyo Olympics took home its first Olympic silver in women’s weightlifting. Among his challenges at the governing body was […]

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USA Weightlifting Names Matt Sicchio as Chief Executive Officer

USA Weightlifting and its board of directors have named Matt Sicchio as incoming chief executive officer. Sicchio succeeds Director of Finance and Compliance Andrea Andrews, who is serving as interim CEO following the recent departure of Phil Andrews. Sicchio will begin his role with USA Weightlifting in October, remaining in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which has […]

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USA Fencing Welcomes Phil Andrews as CEO

USA Fencing’s Board of Directors has selected Phil Andrews to serve as the organization’s chief executive officer, starting August 16. Andrews will take over from interim Chief Executive Officer Jack Gierhart. Andrews will join USA Fencing after nearly a decade of service at USA Weightlifting, including more than six years as CEO. He also served in […]

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CEO Phil Andrews Announces Resignation From USA Weightlifting

Phil Andrews has announced his resignation as chief executive officer of USA Weightlifting, effective July 15, ending a six-year tenure that has seen him guide the national governing body through two Olympic Summer Games and 15 World Championships. Andrews joined USA Weightlifting in January 2013 before becoming CEO in 2016. Andrews led efforts to improve […]

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Largest Participation Strength Event Ever Going to Columbus

USA Weightlifting says that a record number of athletes will compete this week in the 2022 North American Open Series 1 and 2022 National University Championships in Columbus, Ohio, as part of the annual Arnold Sports Festival. The events will feature 1,866 competing athletes, significantly more than have ever participated in a strength event. The […]

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Jourdan Delacruz was the first U.S. weightlifter to make the trip from the USA Weightlifting training camp in Hawaii into to Tokyo for competition. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

Catching Up with USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews

The changing logistics of the rescheduled Olympic Summer Games forced national governing bodies around the world to adjust their plans for training in advance of the Games and during the event itself. In the case of USA Weightlifting, which back before the 2020 event had planned its own training center in Tokyo, the new landscape […]

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Swimmers train at the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

USA Swimming Partners with Fanatics on Merchandise

As the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo approach in just a few months and with less than a year to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, national governing bodies are finalizing new partnerships — or extending existing ones — ahead of what for many NGBs is the biggest […]

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Anaheim, California, hosted the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships. Photo courtesy of Joseph McCray

USA Weightlifting Plans Hawaii Training Site for Tokyo 2020

USA Weightlifting athletes headed to the Tokyo Olympic Summer Games will train before and during the event in Hawaii, the national governing body has announced. The training site, which originally was intended to be in Tokyo, was moved as the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee has invoked strict new protocols limiting the number of administrators, supplementary […]

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