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2024 Hudson Valley Winter Classic

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The 2024 Hudson Valley Winter Classic will be held at All Sport Health & Fitness on January 20, 2024. This is a premier location that will give athletes access to sauna & hot tub. Spectators can view on the main floor or on the second floor. 

Athletes Register here.

Teams Register here.
More info on our Events Page

2023 Hudson Valley winter classic

This was another great competition.

Results were posted to USAW. They are also posted here on the New York WSO website. Overall and Team Awards/Placing are listed below:


Overall Youth: 1st Stella Reyes, 2nd Danika Lorenzo, 3rd Sarai Millwood

Overall Junior: 1st Stella Reyes, 2nd Adriana Ancilleri, 3rd Danika Lorenzo

Overall Masters: 1st Jessica Manfro, 2nd Carole Nasrallah, 3rd Megan Henry

Best Female Lifter: Claire Weche


Overall Youth: 1st Mateo Zikoyanis, 2nd Greyson Kriner, 3rd Jacob Trunzo

Overall Junior: 1st Juliann Poserio, 2nd Graham Miller, 3rd Daniel Tymus

Overall Masters: 1st Sean Burke, 2nd Mike Seewald, 3rd Mark Louros

Best Male Lifter: Christian Tsakanikas


1st NY Weightlifting Academy, 2nd Gryphon Strength Barbell, 3rd Team Connecticut

Ranking was the same for both male and female teams. Congrats to all award winners.

Many thanks to all of the volunteers who made the event both possible and a success.  

How you can help fight cancer

The 2022 Hudson Valley Regional Open will be a premier event for Hudson Valley Weightlifting. It is also the start of our partnership with the Cancer Research Institute.

Support Our Cancer Immunotherapy Month Challenge! 

With my heavy involvement in the sport of weightlifting, I know the value of a good immune system and doing whatever I can to maximize it for performance and health. I was introduced to the Cancer Research Institute through a friend and their approach to fighting cancer immediately resonated with me. Fighting cancer through boosting the body’s own immune response makes sense to me. I love that they are delving into this scientific approach that is also organic. My father passed away a few years ago after fighting cancer for over two decades. Like almost everyone else, I have friends that are in the fight so partnering up with the Cancer Research Institute was natural for me.

Life has a funny way of shocking you and sometimes affirming your decisions. A couple of years ago, one of my athletes had to stop training to fight her own cancer. This is a strong person who was a personal trainer by trade. It was rough seeing her bound to a wheelchair, yet inspirational, in that she kept doing some form of exercise to fight to stay strong. She recently came back to start training again. I told her about my new affiliation and asked her if she’d heard of the Cancer Research Institute and immunotherapy. This was her response, “I got your email and checked out the cancer institute. I am literally being kept alive by immunotherapy. If I stop taking the pill everyday I would die. Wild! …. The research has come so far. I would have been dead if this was 25 years ago.”

What more can be said. Join me in the fight. Give what you can and spread the word. Post the flyer below and help spread the word. Thank you!

2022 Hudson Valley regional open

We are kicking it up a notch! The 2022 Hudson Valley Regional Open will be a premier event, held at the Poughkeepsie Holiday Inn on Route 9. This is also a fundraiser for the Cancer Research Institute! A portion of the funds will go to them. We are also asking for everyone to donate on top of our promised amount.

$100 entry is good through 5/27. After that, late entry is $120
Register Here

Hotel Code CJW for reduced rate of $199 per night

Competition is open to ALL registered USAW athletes

Awards for top 3 in each weight division and, by Sinclair for top 3 Masters, Juniors, Youth (M/F) and Best Lifter (M/F) in the Open Category

A USAW sanctioned meet and official qualifier for all national events.

Novice, Master, and Youth friendly.

The Hudson Valley Regional Open is open to youth, junior, senior, and master ages, and novice lifters. It is an open competition, so weight classes for youth will be slotted in to senior weight classes, however, USAW will give proper credit for the youth’s actual weight for the purpose of qualifying totals. 

This event is free for spectators. Please come and cheer on your friends, family, and peers. The preliminary schedule will be published closer to the event date based upon registrations

Clothing: A weightlifting singlet is mandatory, as per USAW/IWF rules. Please review the official guidelines

Refund Policy: There are no refunds allowed for this event. A valid USA Weightlifting membership is required to compete in this meet regardless of whether you’re competing in the Novice or Open category. You will need to present a digital or paper copy of your active USAW membership at the competition at weigh in.

Tentative Schedule

FEMALE: B session 6:00 AM 8:00 AM

FEMALE: A session 9:00 AM 11:00 AM 

MALE: B session 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

MALE: A session 2:45 PM 4:45 PM