USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews to Host Reddit AMA Friday at 3pm

USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews will take part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on Friday, September 30th, at 3pm. The session will be hosted in the r/weightlifting subreddit and was announced earlier this week here.

Andrews was named USAW CEO earlier this year after nearly three years with the organization, notably as Director of Events & Programs. In August, he served as Field of Play Manager at the Rio Olympics.

His career in sports management goes back over a decade and includes work with organizations across several sports and continents.

Andrews’ tenure as CEO has already included a number of important announcements, milestones, and changes for the organization. On June 9th, USAW learned the Olympic Training Center’s (OTC) resident program for weightlifters would be discontinued. Later that same month, CJ Cummings became the first American male to break a weightlifting world record in over 40 years (last accomplished by BarBend contributor Artie Drechsler). And in August, Sarah Robles won bronze in the women’s superheavyweight category in Rio, becoming the first American weightlifter to medal at an Olympics since 2000.

While a Reddit AMA doesn’t obligate Andrews to answer each and every question, it could be a direct way for fans and athletes to get insight into the CEO’s thoughts and plans for the future of USA Weightlifting.

What would you ask USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews? Let us know in the comments below, or better yet, tune into his AMA on Friday at 3pm.

Featured image: @usa_weightlifting on Instagram

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and, as well as a contributor to, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

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