Mississippi Barbell

The Source for Weightlifting in Mississippi

Mississippi Barbell, formerly known as Mississippi Weightlifting Club, is a strength sport nonprofit for the state. It was the first USA Weightlifting sanctioned Club in the Mississippi and remains the largest.

We have two locations: (1) our olympic weightlifting headquarters in Brandon, MS located near the metro Jackson, MS area and (2) our satellite olympic weightlifting location Mississippi Barbell Gulf Coast located in Gulfport, MS near Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Saucier, and Bay St. Louis.

 

Our organization trains and promotes Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting. We serve as a resource for anyone looking to compete in meets and for anyone who wants to improve their lifts for sports performance. Mississippi Barbell is open to all levels of lifters from any walk of life, at any age, who want to become better athletes and have fun along the way. We want to sharpen ourselves and all interested Mississippi athletes competitively. In order to be the best, you have to train with the best. And that is exactly what Mississippi Barbell aims to be.

We are located within Reservoir Crossfit at 131 Builders Square, Brandon, MS and within Gulfport Crossfit at 300 Creosote Road, Gulfport, MS.

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Mississippi State Championship

Established 2014

Click the picture to see the gallery or see all photos here. Photos by Tim Addison

2014

In 2014, Amber Sheppard & Tyler Smith hosted the first USA Weightlifting meet in Mississippi's history. Over 60 athletes attended the day long event in the snatch and clean and jerk. Attendees included National Champion and world team member Samantha Poeth and Matt Bruce and 2004 US Men's Olympic Head Coach Gayle Hatch.

Youth through masters competed in this historical event hosted by Mississippi Barbell (then known as Mississippi Weightlifting Club). Local artist Tim Addison was on site to capture photos & Tyler created a video compilation of every lifter set to the music of local Hattiesburg band Face on Mars.

2014 Champions

Women

53, Kimmy Trowbridge, MS Barbell

58, Laura Meador, Unattached

58 Masters, Mayrim Fraticelli , Unattached

63, Amber Gaspard, MS Barbell

63 Masters, Karen Pugh, Unattached

69, Samantha Baker, Gayle Hatch WLC

69 Youth, Casey Ferguson, MS Barbell

75, Angel Adams, MS Barbell

75 Junior, Emily Blackwell, MS Barbell

75+, Samantha Poeth, Gayle Hatch WLC

75+ Masters, Juli Ann Marquette, MS Barbell

Men

62, Nic Dykes, Gayle Hatch WLC

69, Kurt Mullican, Unattached

69 Junior, Daniel Kline, Gayle Hatch WLC

77 Junior, Taylor Nox, Unattached

85, Austin Henriksen, Gayle Hatch WLC (by bodyweight); Bryan Williamson, MS Barbell

85 Masters 40-44, Derek Richards, MS Barbell

85 Masters, Berylan Wedgeworth, Gayle Hatch WLC

94, Hunter Brian, Gayle Hatch WLC

94 Masters 45-49, Gil Petruska, Razor's Edge Fitness WLC

105, Brandon Howard, Gayle Hatch WLC

105 Masters 35-39, Alfred Laird, Unattached

105 Masters 40-44, Jonathan Teague, Unattached

105 Masters 60-64, Jim Peyton, Gayle Hatch WLC

105+ Masters 40-44, Scott Burnside, MS Barbell

105+ Masters 50-54, Kevin Kraemer, MS Barbell

Functional Fitness Division

Women- Hayley Wommack

Men- Cam Willson

 

2015

  Design by Lauren Mashburn

Design by Lauren Mashburn

 

The second annual State Championship was held on Saturday, May 30th at Methodist Children's Home. The event was open to all ages & included the first annual High School Power Clean Division. Tim Addison once again took pictures and local chiropractor Clayton Pitts was also on site.

2015 Champions

Women

53 Youth, Reagan Burnside, MS Barbell

58 Masters 35-39, Ashley Burdine, MS Barbell

58, Laura Ostrander, MS Barbell

58 Junior, Brooke Trochesset, MS Barbell

63 Masters 35-39, Amanda Malone, Unattached

63, Janice Ferguson, MS Barbell

69, Jessica Borowski, Unattached

75, Best Female Lifter, Samantha Poeth, Gayle Hatch Weightlifting Club

75+, Masters 35-39, Lindsay Snipes, Nola Barbell Club

75+, Liz Carrier, Nola Barbell Club

Men

62, Joe Morrow, Unattached

69 Junior, Morgan Rummel, Unattached

69, Elliot Knight, MS Barbell

77, Chris Brown, Unattached

77 Junior, Power Clean Champion, Gates Willson, MS Barbell

85 Junior, Caleb Gresset, MS Barbell

85 Power Clean Champion, Jack Schwartz, MS Barbell

85, Best Male Lifter, Jack Wilson, Unattached

85 Masters 35-39, Allan Price, MS Barbell

94, Justin King, Gayle Hatch Weightlifting Club

94 Masters 45-49, Kyle Ehrenreich, Nola Barbell Club

94 Masters 50-54, Chuck Rumbley, Alabama Weightlifting

105, Brandon Howard, Gayle Hatch Weightlifting

105+, Masters 35-39, Alfred Laird, MS Barbell

105+, Masters 40-44, Chris Buckalew, Unattached

105+, Masters 40-44, Scott Burnside, MS Barbell

105+, Masters 55-59, Jeff Williams, MS Barbell


2016

Design by Lauren Mashburn

The 3rd Annual Mississippi State Weightlifting Championship was held June 4, 2016 at Methodist Children's Home in Jackson. The event was open to athletes of all ages and backgrounds with out Youth, Junior, Open, and Masters divisions. Once again we will had the High School Power Clean competition (open only to current high school students the day of the event).

It was the first year we instituteda $5 spectator fee that can be paid beforehand online . All proceeds benefited 501(c)(3) organizations Mississippi Barbell and Methodist Children's Home.

2016 Champions

Women

 

58, Amber Gaspard, MS Barbell

58, Masters, Shelli Poe, MS Barbell

69, April Cosgrave, Unattached (Best Female Lifter)

69, Masters 35-39, Laura Pylate, MS Barbell

75, Junior, Morgan Leonard (High School Power Clean Champion)

75, Kristina Jackson, Unattached

75+, Laura Miller, MS Barbell

75+, Masters 40-44, Ellen Meeks, MS Barbell

 

Men

77, Junior, Morgan Rummel, Unattached

77, Elliot Knight, MS Barbell

77, Masters 50-54, BJ Parker, Unattached

85, Junior, Gates Willson, MS Barbell

85, Masters 50-54, Daniel McKnatt, MS Barbell

94, Tyler Smith, MS Barbell (Best Male Lifter)

105,  Luke Dalberg, Gayle Hatch Weightlifting

105, Masters 35-39, Eric Donaldson, Slingin Iron Barbell Club

105, Masters 60-64, Walter Warren, MO Valley Masters

105+, Masters 40-44, Alfred Laird, MS Barbell

105+,  Masters 50-54, Kevin Kreamer, MS Barbell



2017

Last year's event was held on Saturday, June 3rd at Reservoir CrossFit in Brandon, MS.

2017 meet art.jpg

2017 Champions

Women

Youth 58, Alia Hitzman, Redline Athletics

Youth 75+, Katy Hollingsworth, Redline Athletics

Masters 35-39, 58 Shelli Poe, Mississippi Barbell

Functional Fitness, Amanda Sharp

Open 53, Monica Yoo, Mississippi Barbell

Open 69, Elena Warren, Unattached

Masters 35-39, 90, Amanda Keith, Lift Lab

Open 75, Sarah Rall, Leonidas Barbell

Masters 45-49, 75, Jill Kinnard Nunez, Lift Lab

Open 90, Laura Miller, Mississippi Barbell (Best Lifter)

Open 90+, Brandy McGuire, Unattached

Masters 45-49, 90+, Alison Pelegrin, Redline Athletics

 

Men

Functional Fitness, Karl Hines

Masters 35-39, 69, Joe Morrow, Unattached

Youth 77, Austin Robinson, Mississippi Barbell

Open 77, Caleb Gressett, Mississippi Barbell (Best Lifter)

Masters 50-55, 77, BJ Parker, Kudzu Barbell

Masters 45-49, 85, Kyle Ehrenreich, Nola Barbell Club

Open 85, Bryan Williamson, Mississippi Barbell

Open 94, Andrew Bator, Team LAB

Open 105, Addison Jones, Mississippi Barbell

Masters 50-54 105, Scott Simmonds, Mississippi Barbell

Masters 40-45, 105+, Alfred Laird, Mississippi Barbell

Masters 55-59, 105+, Kevin Kraemer, Mississippi Barbell


2018

 USA Weightlifting sanctioned meets in Mississippi turns 5 this year. In 2013 the first meet in state history was hosted by our club Mississippi Barbell. We have continued the annual State meet and have expanded meets throughout the state (meet directing every one of them).  Join us at Reservoir Crossfit (131 Builder's Square in Brandon, MS behind Miller's) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the 5th Annual State Meet.  As always, our events are open to all ages, state residencies, and abilities. This is a great event for first time athletes, those looking for more platform experience, or seasoned athletes looking for a qualifying total for a national event.  Divisions: Athletes may choose to register in a USAW or a non-USAW division.  Athletes electing to compete in a USAW division MUST have a current USAW membership. Memberships can be purchased at  https://webpoint.usaweightlifting.org/  Memberships will not be sold at the meet and therefore must be purchased prior to competition.  Athletes electing to compete in the non-USAW division will lift alongside USAW competitors, but will NOT have their results submitted to USAW for regional or national event qualification.  Lifts Tested: This Olympic weightlifting and USA Weightlifting sanctioned event consists of three attempts at the snatch and three attempts at the clean and jerk.  Weight Classes: All weight classes are in kilos. The following tables are based on USA Weightlifting’s official conversion chart ( https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Weightlifting101/Weight-Classes ).  Our registration form is based on and uses the information from this chart. Registering for the correct weight class falls on your shoulders, but if you have questions that aren't answered by the chart, please ask us.  Awards: The following awards will be given:  · 1st-3rd in Non-USAW division (based on Sinclair formula)  · 1st-3rd in USAW Youth division (age and weight class)  · 1st-3rd in USAW Masters division (age and weight class. Example: 35 year old female in the 63 kilo class would place as a 35-39 year old 63 kilo athlete)  · 1st-3rd in USAW Junior division (age and weight class)  · 1st-3rd in USAW Open division (weight class)  · Best Overall Lifter (Youth, Junior, Master, Open. Male and female for all)   Attire: Singlets are suggested but not required for any division. If not wearing a singlet please ensure we can see the creases in your elbow or knee for judging purposes. Exposed midriffs or singlet straps not worn over the shoulders are not allowed pursuant to USA Weightlifting rules. Example: A short sleeve shirt and spandex tights or loose shorts above the knee are acceptable non-singlet attire. This is not an exhaustive list of what can be worn. This is only one example.  Registration Limit: Registration is capped at the first 30 lifters to register and pay. The pricing tier listed below does not guarantee spots will remain open at those dates.  Pricing:  Early Bird- $55 – through April 16, 2018  Price Saver- $70 – April 17 through May 14, 2018  Late Registrant- $85 – May 15 through May 31, 2018  Start List: Preliminary start list will be made available via Facebook event page and email to registrants on May 28, 2018. It will be subject to change dependent on late registrants. NOTE: Typically, all females lift first with weigh ins at 7 am and lifting at 9.  Weigh-Ins: Weigh-ins are only on the day of the event. They begin two hours before your start time and only last one hour.  For example, if you lift at 9am, your weigh-in time is from 7-8am. If you do not weigh in by 8:01am, you will have missed your weigh-in window.  If you fail to make your weigh-in on time, you will still lift in the competition, but your results will not be submitted to USAW (even if you signed up for the USAW division). You will compete in the non-USAW division for a potential medal.  The weight class you pick at registration will strictly be enforced. You can change your weight class but must do so by May 14, 2018 to ensure a medal will be ordered for you. Any changes to your weight class after May 15 will be not guarantee you a medal. Please remember we are a nonprofit and funds are carefully allocated to ensure a finite amount of medals. We utilize local businesses to create our specialized medals for this State event and they need two weeks to prepare them (at least). This is why there is a time frame.  Should you fail to change your weight class or make weight for the weight class your registered as, then you will STILL BE ABLE TO LIFT. If USAW division your results will still be sent to USAW. You will still lift in the same session as the division YOU ORIGINALLY REGISTERED FOR unless otherwise noted.  Spectator Tickets: Spectator tickets are $5. They can be purchased at the door on the day of the event (cash or check made payable to Mississippi Barbell Inc only).  Only registered athletes and one coach of record are allowed in without payment (coaches if you have multiple athletes and need assistant coaches please email us before the event). We have very limited space and want everyone to have equal access and opportunities in the warm up area.  Volunteers do not have to procure a ticket. A list of all names will be kept at the entrance. Please do not disrespect our volunteers if they ask you for registration or for you to show your ticket---they are doing their jobs.  Volunteer Opportunities: If you'd like to volunteer to help at the event (bar loading, table working, front door, refereeing) please email us at msweightliftingclub@gmail.com. We always need more referees and the test is free. More information can be found at  http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Referees/Referee-Clinic-Video . All volunteers working the tables, conducting weigh-ins, or refereeing MUST be USAW members (cheaper rates apply via USAW if you are not registering as an athlete--see previous link in Membership portion).  Consumption of alcohol at the event site during the event (which includes weigh ins through awards) is strictly prohibited pursuant to USAW rules. It will result in your immediate disqualification even if you have already lifted. Your results will NOT be sent to USAW.  *** All sales are final. There will be no refunds awarded for any reason (including missing weigh ins or injury). Meet registration cannot be transferred to another individual. ***  *** By registering for this event, you are acknowledging you have read this page in its entirety along with USAW rules, regulations, and by laws, understand what it says, and agree to abide by that which is stated**  Direct emails to msweightliftingclub@gmail.com

USA Weightlifting sanctioned meets in Mississippi turns 5 this year. In 2013 the first meet in state history was hosted by our club Mississippi Barbell. We have continued the annual State meet and have expanded meets throughout the state (meet directing every one of them).

Join us at Reservoir Crossfit (131 Builder's Square in Brandon, MS behind Miller's) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the 5th Annual State Meet.

As always, our events are open to all ages, state residencies, and abilities. This is a great event for first time athletes, those looking for more platform experience, or seasoned athletes looking for a qualifying total for a national event.

Divisions: Athletes may choose to register in a USAW or a non-USAW division.

Athletes electing to compete in a USAW division MUST have a current USAW membership. Memberships can be purchased at https://webpoint.usaweightlifting.org/ Memberships will not be sold at the meet and therefore must be purchased prior to competition.

Athletes electing to compete in the non-USAW division will lift alongside USAW competitors, but will NOT have their results submitted to USAW for regional or national event qualification.

Lifts Tested: This Olympic weightlifting and USA Weightlifting sanctioned event consists of three attempts at the snatch and three attempts at the clean and jerk.

Weight Classes: All weight classes are in kilos. The following tables are based on USA Weightlifting’s official conversion chart (https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Weightlifting101/Weight-Classes).

Our registration form is based on and uses the information from this chart. Registering for the correct weight class falls on your shoulders, but if you have questions that aren't answered by the chart, please ask us.

Awards: The following awards will be given:

· 1st-3rd in Non-USAW division (based on Sinclair formula)

· 1st-3rd in USAW Youth division (age and weight class)

· 1st-3rd in USAW Masters division (age and weight class. Example: 35 year old female in the 63 kilo class would place as a 35-39 year old 63 kilo athlete)

· 1st-3rd in USAW Junior division (age and weight class)

· 1st-3rd in USAW Open division (weight class)

· Best Overall Lifter (Youth, Junior, Master, Open. Male and female for all)


Attire: Singlets are suggested but not required for any division. If not wearing a singlet please ensure we can see the creases in your elbow or knee for judging purposes. Exposed midriffs or singlet straps not worn over the shoulders are not allowed pursuant to USA Weightlifting rules. Example: A short sleeve shirt and spandex tights or loose shorts above the knee are acceptable non-singlet attire. This is not an exhaustive list of what can be worn. This is only one example.

Registration Limit: Registration is capped at the first 30 lifters to register and pay. The pricing tier listed below does not guarantee spots will remain open at those dates.

Pricing:

Early Bird- $55 – through April 16, 2018

Price Saver- $70 – April 17 through May 14, 2018

Late Registrant- $85 – May 15 through May 31, 2018

Start List: Preliminary start list will be made available via Facebook event page and email to registrants on May 28, 2018. It will be subject to change dependent on late registrants. NOTE: Typically, all females lift first with weigh ins at 7 am and lifting at 9.

Weigh-Ins: Weigh-ins are only on the day of the event. They begin two hours before your start time and only last one hour.

For example, if you lift at 9am, your weigh-in time is from 7-8am. If you do not weigh in by 8:01am, you will have missed your weigh-in window.

If you fail to make your weigh-in on time, you will still lift in the competition, but your results will not be submitted to USAW (even if you signed up for the USAW division). You will compete in the non-USAW division for a potential medal.

The weight class you pick at registration will strictly be enforced. You can change your weight class but must do so by May 14, 2018 to ensure a medal will be ordered for you. Any changes to your weight class after May 15 will be not guarantee you a medal. Please remember we are a nonprofit and funds are carefully allocated to ensure a finite amount of medals. We utilize local businesses to create our specialized medals for this State event and they need two weeks to prepare them (at least). This is why there is a time frame.

Should you fail to change your weight class or make weight for the weight class your registered as, then you will STILL BE ABLE TO LIFT. If USAW division your results will still be sent to USAW. You will still lift in the same session as the division YOU ORIGINALLY REGISTERED FOR unless otherwise noted.

Spectator Tickets: Spectator tickets are $5. They can be purchased at the door on the day of the event (cash or check made payable to Mississippi Barbell Inc only).

Only registered athletes and one coach of record are allowed in without payment (coaches if you have multiple athletes and need assistant coaches please email us before the event). We have very limited space and want everyone to have equal access and opportunities in the warm up area.

Volunteers do not have to procure a ticket. A list of all names will be kept at the entrance. Please do not disrespect our volunteers if they ask you for registration or for you to show your ticket---they are doing their jobs.

Volunteer Opportunities: If you'd like to volunteer to help at the event (bar loading, table working, front door, refereeing) please email us at msweightliftingclub@gmail.com. We always need more referees and the test is free. More information can be found at http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Referees/Referee-Clinic-Video. All volunteers working the tables, conducting weigh-ins, or refereeing MUST be USAW members (cheaper rates apply via USAW if you are not registering as an athlete--see previous link in Membership portion).

Consumption of alcohol at the event site during the event (which includes weigh ins through awards) is strictly prohibited pursuant to USAW rules. It will result in your immediate disqualification even if you have already lifted. Your results will NOT be sent to USAW.

*** All sales are final. There will be no refunds awarded for any reason (including missing weigh ins or injury). Meet registration cannot be transferred to another individual. ***

*** By registering for this event, you are acknowledging you have read this page in its entirety along with USAW rules, regulations, and by laws, understand what it says, and agree to abide by that which is stated**

Direct emails to msweightliftingclub@gmail.com