Director USAW Training Site


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Conroy began time with USA Weightlifting with his membership in 1982. In 1984 he was asked by USAW to reactivate the Snake River LWC and in January of 1985 the name was changed to the Idaho LWC. Conroy was President until he stepped down in 2018.


Conroy established Idaho Weightlifting in January of 1985 and Conroy became a Club Coach in 1988.


While Coaching Idaho Weightlifting Conroy has produced medalists at the Youth, Junior, University and National Championships.


As a Biology Teacher at Meridian High School (1977-2012) he had the same ‘schedule’ as most of the members of the, then, National Junior Squad and was asked to work those training camps in December of 1991. Conroy stayed with this program until 2004 when he was named to the USAW Coaches Committee. (2004-2008)


During his time with the National Junior Squad he became a Lead Instructor in the Coaches Education Program (1995) and National Referee (1995) and an International Coach (1997)


Upon his retirement from teaching in 2012 Conroy became the USA Weightlifting Director of Coaching Education, a position he held until January of 2018. During his tenure the Coaching Education Program achieved an unprecedented level of success that continues today.


Conroy has coached 2 Junior International Invitational Competitions, an Olympic Festival, 3 NACACI Championships, and the IWF World Cup Championships. He served as the Sports Equipment Coordinator for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He had the unique opportunity to serve as the National Nanny (2007-2012) at various times when he would oversee the U.S. Resident Team training when the National Team Coaches attended the World, Pan-Am Championships or the Olympic Games.


Additionally Conroy worked with Cirque du Soleil, 2014-2017, instructing both the USAW Level 1 and Level 2 Courses to the CdS coaches, performers and administrators.


Conroy received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Boise State University (1975) where he lettered in football and his Master’s Degree from the University of Idaho (1976)


He competed in the 90kg class (1982-2005) placing 9th in each of the first four American Opens ( 1991-1994), was the 1990 National Master’s Champion, the National Master’s Bronze Medalist in 1993 and set 5 National Masters records.

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