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 […]

So Many Fun Things To Make You Strong


On Saturday, July 5 we had our Barbell Bootstrap seminar and potluck. The gym was packed with lifters from three states with crews from CrossFit Easley, CrossFit Knoxville, CrossFit Yona, and Blue Ridge CrossFit, as well as our own lifters and a few others. There was a ton of lifting and lots of food. And, […]