USA Weightlifting and Ascent, the first-ever performance nutrition partner of USA Weightlifting, are kicking off a fundraising campaign to support USAWeightlifting athletes as they prepare to compete in Tokyo next summer. USA Weightlifting’s #TokyoStrong campaign, backed by Ascent Protein, will help raise funds to support athlete travel, build a training facility in Tokyo and will provide additional key support staff, such as coaches, nutritionists and trainers.

Support USA Weightlifting #TokyoStrong initiative to give athletes the chance to medal in Tokyo in 2020

“The current USA Weightlifting Team is one of the strongest and most talented we have ever had, and we know that proper funding and support is crucial for our athletes to have the greatest chance for success in Tokyo,” says USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews. “We are fortunate to have a strong partnership with Ascent Protein, who not only supports our athletes in maintaining a high level of muscle health and performance daily but will also be co-leading our fundraising efforts leading up to Tokyo next summer.”

Ascent has been providing clean products to support muscle health and recovery for USAWeightlifting since late 2018 and will continue supporting the team through 2020. During USAWeightlifting’s #TokyoStrong campaign, Ascent will be offering product bundles, where a portion of proceeds will go directly to USA Weightlifting athletes. These donations will support all of the team’s initiatives and athletes, including Ascent-powered athlete Jourdan Delacruz who is currently training and competing for the chance to compete at the Games in 2020.

“We know that our role in supporting the muscle health and recovery of Team USA Weightlifting athletes is critical for them to succeed next summer,” says Ascent General Manager Paul Vraciu. “We also know that the financial support from partners and fans provided through this campaign will be key in allowing the team to represent the USA in Tokyo.”

Ascent offers a full line of pre- and post-workout nutrition products that are free of any artificial ingredients and are designed to improve muscle health and performance for hard-working athletes. All of Ascent’s products are Informed-Sport-certified, which means they are third-party tested for banned substances. To support USA Weightlifting’s #TokyoStrong campaign please visit and make a qualifying purchase.

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