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News named title sponsor of American Open, dec 11-13 in Mobile, Ala.

USA Weightlifting is pleased to announce that will be the title sponsor of the 2009 American Open, Dec. 11-13 in Mobile, Ala.

“We appreciate the support of and are excited to partner with such a worthy cause at one of our most prestigious events,” said USA Weightlifting CEO Rick Adams (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

The American Open is an annual event that will draw more than 150 of the top lifters in the United States, including Olympians and World Team members to Mobile. is supported by Mobile County. The site is designed to keep the public up-to-date on the U.S. Air Force’s $40 billion aerial refueling tanker competition and to extol the superiority of the Northrop Grumman/EADS jet. “Sponsoring the weightlifting championship gives us an opportunity to expose the Web site and the tanker issue to all parts of the nation,” said Mobile County Commission President Mike Dean. “Competitors will be here from all over the country and fans of weightlifting and Olympic sports worldwide will be following the results.”

Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood agreed, stating: “This is a vital issue, not just for a few states, but for the entire country.”

(USA Weightlifting)