It's been said that when women support other women, incredible things happen and that's precisely the mission behind the Women's Barbell Classic.
Traditionally speaking, the weight room has been dominated by men but with more and more women falling in love with lifting, the tide is definitely shifting. Meet co-founders, Abbie Mork and Annie Brees are among the women in love with strength training. After spending hundreds of hours training women in the gym and watching the transformative effects of strength training first hand, Abbie and Annie wanted to extend an invite to all female lifters, regardless of their discipline (powerlifting, CrossFit, StrongMan, or otherwise) to join forces, test their strength, and connect with other powerful women. This meet is truly a celebration of the strong women in our community.
The Women's Barbell Classic is a non-sanctioned (read: no singlet required), push/pull meet open to beginner and seasoned lifters alike. All of the proceeds from this meet, including a silent auction following the meet will directly benefit a local cause that we choose each year.
In an effort to welcome new(-ish) lifters, Abbie and Annie will be hosting workshops leading up to the meet to help review proper lifting technique, lifting standards, and meet rules. You can find more information about those workshops here.
This is the first Women's Barbell Classic raised nearly $10k for women in the community and we can't wait to top that in 2019. Annie and Abbie hope to make it a truly memorable event with an amazing DJ, food trucks, apparel, and community connection. This is a meet you don't want to miss!