USA Weightlifting officials changed the dates for the 2013 USA Weightlifting National Championships, which will be held at the Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester. The event will be held Aug. 2-4, instead of the previously scheduled dates of July 25-28.The date change was made in late December.
In September, The Butler County Visitors Bureau announced that West Chester would be hosting the event.
“We are excited that Butler County has been selected to host the 2013 USA Weightlifting National Championships,” Michael Massik, USA Weightlifting’s CEO said in September. “The great location, the ease of travel and the many interesting entertainment opportunities were influential in the final decision.”
The National Championships are USA weightlifting’s premier weightlifting event and are the primary qualifier for teams representing the U.S. at the World Championships in 2013, according to the Butler County Visitors Bureau.
The event will also feature several local competitors from the Cincinnati Weightlifting Club.
“It is a privilege for Butler County to host the USA Weightlifting National Championships,” said Mark Hecquet, executive director of the Butler County Visitors Bureau, “We look forward to welcoming the athletes and their families.”
Over the course of the three-day event, the USA Weightlifting National Championships are expected to draw 150 competitors from across the nation and to have an estimated economic impact of $300,000.
The event will be free and open to the public.