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New York Weightlifting State Organization

The New York WSO is a non for profit organization whose mission statement is:

To promote the growth and development of New York Weightlifting at a grassroots level abiding by the rules and governance of the New York Weightlifting State Organization and USA Weightlifting, Inc. The purpose shall be to educate, promote, conserve, sponsor, coordinate and stimulate the interest of weightlifting. The New York WSO has its origins dating back to the 1920's organizing the sport of weightlifting.


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New York State is organized into six geographic regions: Adirondack, Central, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City, and Western.

Adirondack Region

Counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schenectady, St. Lawrence, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington.

Cities: Albany, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, Schenectady, Troy.

Central Region

Counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins.

Cities: Binghamton, Elmira, Ithaca, Oswego, Rome, Syracuse, Utica.

Hudson Valley Region

Counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester.

Cities: Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Middletown, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, White Plains, New Rochelle.

Long Island Region

Counties: Nassau, Suffolk

New York City Region

Counties: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island.

Western Region

Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates.

Cities: Buffalo, Corning, Niagara Falls, Rochester.


The NY WSO Board is comprised of six regional representatives, one from each of the aforementioned regions, and three athlete representatives. Regional representatives work to promote and support the sport of weightlifting in their specific areas of the state. Athlete representatives speak on the interests of athletes throughout the entire state. As a Board, the group acts in the best interest of the entire New York State community.


Click the representative's name for their email address.

Click the region to be taken to its Instagram page.


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