Rite of
passage

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

James Jenkins Lift Us Foundation | Join Us | Donate  Lift Us uses weightlifting to help young people become well-rounded adults.

Jim Schmitz coached Team USA Weightlifting in the 1980, 1988 and 1992 Olympics.