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THE FIRST AND ONLY USA WEIGHTLIFTING-SANCTIONED EVENT EXCLUSIVELY FOR VERIFIED FIRST-TIME COMPETITORS.
We created this event to give first-time competitors the best possible introduction to the sport of Olympic weightlifting. Rite of Passage grew from an original idea to an annual (and perennially sold-out) two-day meet, the most successful weightlifting meet in the Pacific Weightlifting Association and the most unique event in all of USA Weightlifting
Jim Schmitz coached Team USA Weightlifting in the 1980, 1988 and 1992 Olympics.
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