USA Olympic Weightlifting High School Talent Search

TripleX Weightlifting Club in Middletown New Jersey is hosting a combine testing event for USA weightlifting: The USA Olympic Weightlifting High School Talent Search. This combine is designed to increase awareness and participation in Olympic Weightlifting and expose high school students to the sport.

The USA Weightlifting combine series is the latest recruitment project aiming to find weightlifting’s next Olympic hopeful.

The USA Olympic Weightlifting High School Talent Search is a FREE event for all high schools in Middletown, NJ and surrounding areas.

All participants will be taken through the testing listed below followed by a fundamentals clinic on weightlifting.

Submissions will be evaluated by USA Weightlifting’s Sport team, including 3-time Olympic Champion Pyrros Dimas and National Teams coach Mike Gattone.

Based on the results of the testing, top participants will be invited to a USA weightlifting camp in the summer of 2019.

USA Weightlifting


Saturday, October 20th

Combine Schedule

Testing runs from 9am – 1pm


This combine is open to athletes between the ages of 12 and 24 with the primary targets being high school-aged athletes from non-weightlifting backgrounds.

“Our talent ID combine programs will help us identify new talent from outside of the sport and the new ADC camps will serve as the next step for those potential athletes to take before hitting the competition platform. This new format will allow our members to learn from experienced coaches and athletes while completing the USAW camp curriculum.”  ~USA Weightlifting Director of Development Programs Suzy Sanchez

Middletown, NJ USA Weightlifting CombineWeightlifting Fundamentals Clinic

1:30pm – 4:00pm

All athletes are welcome to register, but please be aware that the combine is designed to find new athletes who are not already a member of USA Weightlifting.

Combine Tests

  • Vertical jump
  • Triple hop
  • 30m sprint
  • Power clean (Max)
  • Back squat (Max)

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For any questions regarding the High School Combine Series please contact or Suzy Sanchez, Director of Program Development at

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