Competing in her third and final Youth international competition, Avery Owens delivered a gold medal-winning performance at the Youth Pan American Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Avery [81 kg] set a personal best in the snatch with 84 kg to earn SILVER and went into the clean jerks trailing by 4 kg.

Owens win Gold with personal best clean and jerk at 112 kg. 

After two successful attempts at 102 and 105 and the Si...

CHFP Weightlifting arrived to the 5th Annual Black & Red Open with a large squad comprised of 15 team and 5 club members. Hosted by Black & Red Barbell, this year's event was held on July 13 at Tyson's Playground in Vienna, VA.

Used primarily as a train-through meet for many team members, the quality of the performances was outstanding. Nine athletes went a perfect six for six including Ashley Bruce, Elise Caron, James Combs, L...

CHFP Weightlifting traveled to Anaheim, California with five Youth athletes to compete at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships held on June 28-30. The talented youth squad  arrived prepped and ready to shoot for competition PRs, compete for positions on the podium, and vie for selection to Team USA that will compete at the Youth Pan American Championships in Ecuador.

First up was 14 year old Grace Edwards. Co...

Over two weekends in May, four CHFP athletes participated in national championships in the US and in Canada.

The USA Weightlifting National Championships took place on May 9-12 in Memphis, TN. First up was Laura Bligh in the 59 kg class.  Laura went 4/6 with a best snatch of 72 kg and a best clean and jerk of 96 kg. Laura's 168 kg total was the highest achieved at a national championship- Senior or Masters.

 Laura Bligh suc...

CHFP is excited to announce that Senior International Coach Daniel Camargo will return as our Elite Guest Coach for this year's Olympic Weightlifting Mini Camp which will be held on August 17-18.

One the most well-known and sought-after weightlifting coaches in the US, Coach Camargo is a 27- year veteran of Olympic Weightlifting who has represented the United States in international competition as an athlete and coach before es...

CHFP Weightlifting sent a small squad of five elite athletes to compete at U25 Nationals and the Las Vegas International Open held in advance of teammate Avery Owens competing at the IWF Youth World Championships also to be held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. 

First up at the U25 Nationals was Youth athlete Morgan Bramble who returned to weightlifting competition in spectacular fashion. Competing in the 55 kg clas...

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 weightlifting within their community.

This year, 76 applications were reviewed by a panel of four USAW staff members. Primary considerations for selection included the...

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 made it to the platform, two finished in the Top 5; eight athletes secured 17 competition PRs including 5 in the snatch, 6 in the clean and jerk and 6 for total...

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 historic proportions with over 1650 participants lifting on five platforms over four days making it the largest weightlifting event in the sport's history....

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 athletes and support squad.

We had two Youth athletes compete and they both delivered medal-winning performances. Morgan Bramble [53 kg/U17] combined a best snatch...

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