2015 Winston Salem Weightlifting Open


The Weightlifting Academy Team competed at the 2015 Winston Salem Weightlifting Open on Saturday. Hosted by CrossFit Downtown Winston, this meet was designed with the new lifter in mind. It was great to be at another gym that recognizes the importance of developmental meets. Pete Haas and his crew kept everything running on schedule, and […]

Weightlifting Academy at the HWC May Open


We had 14 lifters compete on May 9 at the HWC May Open in Harrisburg, NC. It was the first time sanctioned meet for 10 of them! Lauren, Laura, Leslie, Stephanie, Miriam, Jana, Tish, Annaleise, and Tamara competed in the women’s divisions. Richard, Michael, Landon, George, and Owen competed in the men’s divisions. Miriam and […]

The Weightlifting Academy Team at the Harrisburg Weightlifting Club Open!


We had 13 lifters compete on Saturday at the HWC Inaugural Weightlifting Meet in Harrisburg, NC. Miriam, Rachael, Adrienne, Aislinn, Tamara, Sarah, Nessie, Summer, Stephanie, Clay, Eli, Alan, and Matt all headed out on the platform. Ryan, Leslie, Michael, and Rick were there to cheer for everyone, and Brandi and Jordan from CrossFit Easley were […]

Weightlifting Camp Is In Full Swing!


Day three of Weightlifting Camp is wrapping up, and whoa, it has been an awesome and exhausting 72 hours. Over the weekend, we had 20 lifters from 5 different states training with us. There were snatches, cleans, jerks, squats, pulls, donuts, candy, and coffee – lots and lots of coffee. New friends were made, PRs […]

2014 Stoneage Invitational at ETSU: A Day of Medals


The Weightlifting Academy team had a huge day on Saturday. Five members of the team were at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee for the 2014 Stoneage Invitational. Nessie, Summer, Matthew Dembo, Matt Norman, and Ryan all survived the snow and freezing temperatures. Matthew Dembo went 95/120 kg in his first meet with […]

Introducing the Franklin School of Innovation’s Weightlifting Team


The Franklin School of Innovation (FSI) has a weightlifting team, and they are part of Asheville Strength and Weightlifting Academy! FSI is a public charter school serving grades 6-9, and Tamara is their PE and Health teacher. As part of the school’s athletic program, Tamara started a weightlifting team, and we now have 12 students […]