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Summer 2023

The U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang, viewed as one of the largest and most prestigious Taekwondo event in the world, will take place at Ed Robson Arena on the campus of Colorado College on July 28-29, 2023.

This tournament allows young children, adults, and families to compete on an international stage.  Athletes range in age from 4-90 with an anticipated range of 1,100-1,500 athletes.  There are typically between 30-35 states represented, as well as athletes and referees from around the world.

“We are thrilled to host such a prestigious event in the arena this summer,” says Lesley Irvine, Vice President and Director of Athletics at Colorado College. “We know the venue will provide an incredible platform for the tournament and also provides significant exposure to the college and city. These types of partnerships point to the power and impact of the arena and it’s wonderful to see that come to life.”

For more information on this impressive event and the official press release, click here.

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“We are thrilled for the opportunity to host the World Jump Rope Championships in Robson Arena,” said Lesley Irvine, Vice President and Director of Athletics for Colorado College. “It’s so energizing to see the vision for the arena come to life as we serve and build community while collaborating with key partners such as the Sports Corp and city leadership. We can’t wait to welcome these talented athletes to campus in the summer of 2023!”

The event will have 3,000 participants (athletes, coaches, and officials) from more than 30 countries and will mark the first time the event will be held in Colorado Springs. The event will be a combination of the World Championships, as well as the International Open Tournament and the Junior World Championships, and be held July 16-23, 2023.

For more information and the official press release, click here.

"We are excited to secure another premier sporting event at Robson Arena," said Lesley Irvine, Vice President and Director of Athletics for Colorado College. "I can think of no place better than Olympic City USA and our state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena to host the USA Weightlifting Championships."

The competition, scheduled for June 24-July 2, 2023, will follow the format of the 2021 and 2022 editions, opening with youth-level competition, followed by junior, U25 and the senior/open event in the final weekend.
"We are thrilled to finally welcome the country's strongest athletes to our backyard," said Pedro Meloni, USA Weightlifting's director of events and sponsorship. "Between the city's love for Olympic sports and its natural beauty, this national championships will be one for the books."
Earlier this summer in Las Vegas, the 2022 nationals week saw roughly 1,700 athletes contend for national titles over nine days. With competitors from age 6 to 44 lifting, 411 athletes earned medals and set or broke 28 American records in the process.

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