Harrison Maurus joins Eleiko’s Ambassador for a Stronger World Program
“A big part of Eleiko’s mission has always been to promote and grow the sport of weightlifting and supporting young talent like Harrison is a big part of that,” said Rickard Blomberg, President of Eleiko Sport Inc. “Harrison is not only an incredible athlete with a bright future in this sport, but he is a fantastic role model and embodies Eleiko’s core values of a passionate pursuit of strength and performance and focus on kindness. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Eleiko family.”

Eleiko, the premier manufacturer of strength and weightlifting equipment is pleased to announce Harrison Maurus, the 2017 Youth World and National Champion in the 77 kg weight class, is joining the Eleiko family as part of the Ambassador for a Stronger World program. In this partnership, Eleiko will support Harrison in his training and preparation for the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim and his pursuit of competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Eleiko is always looking for opportunities to support developmental weightlifting, and our partnership with Harrison is an expression of this goal.

“A big part of Eleiko’s mission has always been to promote and grow the sport of weightlifting and supporting young talent like Harrison is a big part of that,” said Rickard Blomberg, President of Eleiko Sport Inc. “Harrison is not only an incredible athlete with a bright future in this sport, but he is a fantastic role model and embodies Eleiko’s core values of a passionate pursuit of strength and performance and focus on kindness. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Eleiko family.”

Harrison began his athletic endeavors as a gymnast. Inspired seeing his gymnastics coach train for a CrossFit competition, Harrison tried CrossFit but quickly discovered his passion was with weightlifting. Gymnastics built a solid foundation for weightlifting, Harrison’s strong body awareness, grasp of the fundamental movement patterns and a solid foundation in strength set him up well for his transition to the sport. Throughout this transition from gymnastics to weightlifting, Harrison continues to be coached by Kevin Simons, the gymnastics coach that introduced him to the sport.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Eleiko family,” said Harrison Maurus. “Their support is incredibly important and allows me to focus on my immediate goals for World’s in Anaheim as well as my long-term goals of competing at the Olympics in Tokyo. Being backed by Eleiko with its long history in the sport and strong reputation for the making the world’s best equipment gives me confidence. I know I am training with the best teams, on the best equipment, to be able to do my best and achieve my goals.”

Harrison Maurus has been setting records since first stepping onto a competition platform as a 13-year-old during the 2013 American Open in Dallas, TX. That American Record has been followed by an impressive resume of record-setting lifts along with several National Championship titles. Harrison most recently set the Youth World Record, Junior American Record and Senior American record in the 77 kg weight class with his 192 kg Clean & Jerk at the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships and secured the current Youth World Championship title snatching 140 kg along with his 192 kg clean and jerk for a 332 kg total. Harrison is currently a senior at Auburn Riverside High School, in Auburn Washington balancing a rigorous training schedule in preparation for the upcoming IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim later this year with the demands of a full load of high school classes including several advanced placement classes. Upon graduation, Harrison plans to focus his efforts on securing a spot on Team USA for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

About the Ambassador for a Stronger World Program
Eleiko created the ambassador program to support and recognize athletes performing at the top of their game while demonstrating the characteristics we value as an organization. Those values include constant growth, the pursuit of excellence, of being your best, being kind and being a good role model to help promote the sport of weightlifting. Our aim is to grow the sport and to encourage people to train and grow stronger. Together with our ambassadors, we want to inspire the next generation of lifters and show that weightlifting and functional training is a sport for anyone. We believe Strong is Happy. And we want to help Make a Stronger World.

About Eleiko
At Eleiko, we work to make people stronger so they can perform better - in sports and in life. For over 60 years, Eleiko has been a worldwide leader within international weightlifting, powerlifting and strength & conditioning communities. Eleiko is uniquely certified by the IWF, IPF and Para-Powerlifting federations. Our products have been delivered to more than 180 countries and are often seen at the world’s largest championships and in the most respected strength training facilities. More than 1,000 world records have been set with an Eleiko barbell. With quality, innovation and customer service as guiding principles, Eleiko is the leading equipment provider and educator in strength.

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If you would like more information or have questions regarding the Eleiko Ambassador program or our partnership with Harrison Maurus please contact Rickard Blomberg at + 1 866 447 9441 or email rickard.blomberg@eleiko.com

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At Eleiko, we work to make people stronger so they can perform better - in sports and in life. For over 60 years, Eleiko has been a worldwide leader within international weightlifting, powerlifting and strength & conditioning communities. Eleiko is uniquely certified by the IWF, IPF and Para-Powerlifting federations. Our products have been delivered to more than 180 countries and are often seen at the world’s largest championships and in the most respected strength training facilities. More than 1,000 world records have been set with an Eleiko barbell. With quality, innovation and customer service as guiding principles, Eleiko is the leading equipment provider and educator in strength.

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