About Us

Weightlifting.Org, Inc. (WLO) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. It was created to develop amateur athletes for national and international weightlifting competition; to educate the public and public institutions regarding the nature, benefits and history of weightlifting and related activities; and the hazards of drug use and benefits of drug free sport.

WLO focuses on the development of athletes for competition, largely through its Weightlifting Institute, the USAW Weightlifting club. The organization educates the community through its Community Weightlifting program. The Association of Oldetime Barbell and Strongmen (AOBS) is the arm of WLO that focuses on education regarding Iron Game history. All three programs focus on promoting drug free sport.

We rely on donations to further the purposes of our organization. We are happy to receive donations of any kind. For more information please click here.

Weightlifting.org, Inc

E-mail us at: LiftTech@earthlink.net
(Best Way To Get In Touch With Us)

Phone/Fax: (718) 661-3195

Mailing Address:
PO Box 680
Whitestone, NY 11357

The athletes who are part of our Weightlifting Institute club currently do most of their training in a facility operated by NYC Parks & Recreation – Lost Battalion Hall (LBH), which has had a weightlifting program for more than 50 years. Our coaches, Artie Drechsler, JP Nicoletta and Vanessa Nicoletta and Josh Peters, are there Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 PM until 9:45 PM. LBH’s other coach, Joe Triolo, and/or his associates, are there Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 7 PM to 9:45 PM.