2024 North American Open Series 2 & Friendship Cup Heading to Fort Worth, Texas

COLORADO SPRINGS - USA Weightlifting is excited to announce that the 2024 North American Open Series 2 and Friendship Cup will take place in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Fort Worth Convention Center August 29-September 1, 2024. This marks the first time the event will ever be held in the Lone Star State.

 “We couldn’t be more appreciative and excited that USA Weightlifting has chosen Fort Worth to host this prestigious event,” Jason Sands, executive director of the Fort Worth Sports Commission, said. “We can’t wait to welcome their athletes, coaches and fans to our world-class city and all it has to offer.”

“We are excited to have our first event after the Paris 2024 Olympics in Fort Worth, Texas,”  Pedro Meloni, Director of Events & Sponsorship for USA Weightlifting, said. “Fort Worth is a vibrant city, and the Fort Worth Convention Center is a beautiful venue. I’m looking forward to a great experience for the whole community.”

The event is expected to bring over 1200 athletes from across the country and produce over $1.9M in direct spending.

The Fort Worth Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, just 25 minutes from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. It spans 14 city blocks and is easily accessible via Molly the Trolley. The convention center has a 13,000 person capacity and is connected to the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

USA Weightlifting’s 2024 national slate features events in Columbus, Ohio; Reno, Nevada; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Tucson, Arizona. The full rundown of upcoming USAW national events is available here.


2024 North American Open Series 2 full details:

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Venue: Fort Worth Convention Center

Qualification Period: Aug 1, 2023 - Aug 1, 2024


Early Registration

Opens: 8 a.m. MT on Monday, January 1, 2024.

Closes: 2 p.m. MT on Thursday, Jul 18, 2024


Regular Registration

Closes: 2 p.m. MT on Thursday, Aug 1, 2024


Late Registration:

Closes: 2 p.m. MT on Thursday, Aug 15, 2024

Full information for NAOS2, including qualifying totals, is available here.

About the Fort Worth Sports Commission

The Fort Worth Sports Commission advances the city as an international sports destination. A division of Visit Fort Worth, the Sports Commission attracts youth, collegiate, and professional events that deliver economic impact and boost Fort Worth’s image. The Commission supports the development of and access to facilities that enhance the quality of life for all of Fort Worth. For more information, visit and follow on Instagram @FortWorthSports and their Twitter account @FortWorthSports.