National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation Announces 2018 Coaching Advancement and Eleiko Equipment Grants Recipients

October 31, 2018

Colorado Springs, CO – The NSCA Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Coaching Advancement Grant, Nicholas Cuthrell, and the Eleiko Equipment Grant, North High School in Aurora, Colorado.

The Coaching Advancement Grant is a new offering from the NSCA Foundation done in partnership with USA Weightlifting. The grant was recently awarded to Cuthrell and was created to support current NSCA Members not yet certified by the NSCA in any form and those who are currently USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coaches looking to advance their education. The grant covers the recipient to take either the CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT or TSAC-F and a USA Weightlifting Level 2 Course.

The Eleiko Equipment grant was awarded to North High School in Aurora, Colorado. This is the first time this particular grant has been awarded by Eleiko Sport USA with support of the NSCA Foundation. Eleiko Sport USA is the Leading Provider of Professional Equipment for Strength and Conditioning, Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Professional Fitness. The Eleiko Equipment Grant was established to assist inner city schools with recently established weightlifting clubs gain access to the best equipment in the world. The grant provided $15,000 in Eleiko equipment.

About USA Weightlifting

USA Weightlifting, a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Weightlifting in the United States. USA Weightlifting’s mission is to enable U.S. athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition and to promote and grow the sport of Weightlifting in the United States. For more information, visit

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.

About the National Strength & Conditioning Association Foundation

The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting the advancement of strength and conditioning practical applications. The NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors.

Since its establishment, the NSCA Foundation has awarded over 100 grants and over 400 scholarships, totaling over $2 million to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. The NSCA Foundation is one of the few foundations that fund work at the Master’s level and across all levels up to senior investigators, as well as one of the few sources that funds work in the strength and conditioning fields. A major goal of the foundation is to continue to maximize assets in order to increase grants and scholarships for NSCA members.

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