Barbell Club

A USAW Weightlifting Club
We make the best Olympic lifters in the valley. Since becoming an established Barbell Club we have had the 2016 and 2017 overall state champion. In 2016 our men won the state meet and in 2018 our men won the state meet. We have a number of national lifters in our program. We specialize in developing technique and then creating strong, well-rounded athletes. We want our lifters to be athletic and fit even during heavy lifting cycles. We use a variety of cycles that we have had a great deal of success with. Even if you’re not a lifter in Boise, we have a number of remote athletes that we send programming out to make them competitive in their regions.


Barbell Development Program

This is the place to start if you’ve never studied olympic lifting. Some of our best lifters have started here and have become national lifters from this program.

Barbell Club

This is our designated USAW Barbell Club that meets three times a week or more. We lift train together and compete together. This is for experienced lifters and anyone who has been through our Barbell Development Program.


  • 2022 – Cassie Smith Nationals, AO Finals; Lindsey Campbell, Lily Gregory U25 Nationals, Chloe Nelson Junior Nationals
  • 2021 – Cassie Smith Nationals 64kG, AO Finals 71KG, Master’s Worlds 2nd Place, Master’s USA Snatch Record; Chloe Nelson Junior Nationals, Lindsey Campbell U25 Nationals, Gabriel Turner U25 Nationals, Basile Beaty Idaho State Champion 81kg
  • 2020 – Cassie Smith Nationals, AO Finals
  • 2019 Under 25 National Qualifiers: James Petzke, Kevin Wexler, Crystal Parks, Tara Boerman, Sierra Bell
  • 2019 Cassie Smith National Qualifier
  • 2019 American Open Final Qualifiers: Cassie Smith, Crystal Parks
  • 2018 Men’s Team State Champions
  • 2017 Men’s Overall State Champion Kevin Wexler
  • 2016 Men’s Team State Champions
  • 2016 Men’s Overall State Champion Isaac Campbell
  • 2016 Isaac Campbell American Open Qualifier
  • 2016 Isaac Campbell Under 25 National Qualifier