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National weight lifting championships coming to West Chester

September 26, 2012  |  USA Weightlifting National Championships

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - The Butler County Visitor's Bureau made the announcement that West Chester will host the 2013 USA Weightlifting National Championships.

The competition is being held at the Marriott Cincinnati North on July 25-28.

“We are excited that Butler County has been selected to host the 2013 USA Weightlifting National Championships,” said Michael Massik, USA Weightlifting’s CEO, “The great location, the ease of travel and the many interesting entertainment opportunities were influential in the final decision.”

Over the course of the three-day event, the USA Weightlifting National Championships is expected to draw 150 competitors from across the nation and has an estimated economic impact of $300,000.

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. 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 next year.”