CHFP Weightlifting is excited to announce it has earned the designation as a USA Weightlifting Community Development Training Site for 2019. The program was created to recognize outstanding clubs that have existing active and robust programs to grow the sport of weight...

December 12, 2018

The 2018 America Open Finals were on December 8-10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This year, we placed 12 athletes on the Start List, our largest American Open Finals squad, including one team member who was not able to compete due to travel delays. Among the 11 athletes who...

October 24, 2018

In this video blog, Olympian and International Coach Cara Heads Slaughter reviews her top 5 tips to prepare for and ensure a productive weightlifting training day when testing with heavy singles.

Tip #1: Chill on the pre-workout

Tip #2: Eat and hydrate properly

Tip #3: Do...

September 18, 2018

CHFP Weightlifting traveled with three Youth athletes to Las Vegas to compete at the USA Weightlifting American Open Series III. The event took place within the spacious Event Center at the Westgate Casino and Resort. The last of the 2018 AO Series was an event of hist...

September 11, 2018

Over time, I've observed that athletes new to competitive weightlifting approach their training as simply completing their lifting  program. Some don't seem to fully understand or appreciate the value of preparation for competition.

With newer athletes (and with some ex...

CHFP Weightlifting traveled with 18 athletes to the 2018 American Open Series II held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The event had over 800 athletes who competed across four platforms over three days, July 27-29.

CHFP Weightlifting a...

CHFP Founder and Head Coach Cara Heads Slaughter joins fellow Olympians Cheryl Haworth and Chad Vaughn on The USA Weightlifting Podcast.  In between the jokes and the laughing, they got to unpack their approaches to coaching; aiming for excellence in athletes from novi...

The 2018 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships were held at the DeVos Performance Ha;; in Grand Rapids, MI. Over 700 athletes were registered from under 11 years of age to those who will turn 17 this year.

CHFP Weightlifting traveled with 5 athletes w...

On Friday, June 9, CHFP youth athlete Avery Owens made her international championship debut as a member of Team USA competing at the Youth Pan American Championships in Palmira, Colombia.

Avery Owens with Team USA teammate Athena Schriver during the introductions for th...

CHFP Weightlifting traveled with three athletes and several supportive teammates to the 2018 USA Weightlifting National Championships held at the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas City, KS. 

 Marissa Gaab (left), Samantha Poeth (center), Emily Baskin.

On Day 1, E...

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