USA Weightlifting

Apr 04 Lindenwood University Weightlifting Program

April 04, 2012, 12:28 p.m. (ET)

April 12, 2012-UPDATE

Jianping Ma (Mark), Chinese Olympian & World Team Member, Chinese National Junior Team Coach and former Northern Michigan University (NMU) head coach has been appointed the Head Coach for the Olympic Weightlifting Team at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

“I would like to dedicate myself to the program and help the athletes prepare for the international and world level.  I want to help the athletes make their Olympic dreams

come true….. Lindenwood is one of the best places in the country for young athletes to continue or develop their Olympic weightlifting skills while getting a degree.”-Jianping Ma

For more information on the program at Lindenwood University please CLICK HERE 


APRIL 4, 2012

Change in Leadership in Lindenwood University Weightlifting Program

We have recently learned of a change in the leadership of the Lindenwood University weightlifting program. In that connection, the new staff has requested that we make the following announcement.

In response to various inquiries during the U.S. national championships, Lindenwood University wishes to 
make it clear that it is still actively recruiting Olympic weightlifters. Lindenwood is looking to fill up the 
head coach position in a timely manner.  An announcement should be made in the next few weeks 
regarding this matter. Rest assured the Olympic Weightlifting program is not compromised. 
Weightlifters of all levels are welcome to contact the interim coaching staff to learn more about an exciting 
opportunity to train and compete in a fully funded college program that offers scholarships for Olympic 
Weightlifting. Lindenwood is the only collegiate program in the United States to offer scholarships to 
international students. Lindenwood athletes receive outfits, and lifting singlets. Accommodation, meals 
and travel  for competitions  are also funded by the university. In addition, membership and registration fees are taken care of. 

Feel free to contact the interim coaching staff at: if you have any questions or concerns. 


Samuel Chapman, Head Coach 

Laurent Goyette-Demers, Assistant Coach