Our Teams

Iron Crab Barbell Powerlifting Team

Our powerlifting team competes in USA Powerlifting, the largest drug-free powerlifting association in the United States.  Currently, all of our lifters compete only raw, which means they can wear a belt, knee sleeves, and wrist wraps when performing the judged competition lifts of squat, bench, and deadlift.  Our club registration number is: MD-16-18.  Powerlifting meets are conducted in kilograms (kg), and one kilogram is 2.2lbs.  

Our team has qualified and sent lifters from different genders and weight classes to USAPL Raw Nationals every year since 2015.  Our team has also had a top 5 finisher (they give out top 5 at National Events not just top 3) at a USAPL National Event every year since 2015 as well.

Head Coach: Lonnie Fariss (63kg, 72kg)

Lonnie is a current 7x USAPL Maryland State Record Holder in both the 63kg & 72kg weight classes.  She has coached multiple former and current Maryland State Record Holders.  She has also coached and qualified multiple lifters to USAPL Raw Nationals, USAPL American Open, and USAPL Regionals.

She was also the 2015 American Open Gold Medalist in the Masters 1 72kg class, 2016 63kg Maryland State Masters Champion, and she finished 5th at 2016 Raw Nationals in the Masters 1 63kg class.

best competition total: 312.5kg

Shelly McDaniel (52kg)

Shelly is 2018 Raw Nationals qualifier.

best competition total: 215kg

Tangie Gardner (63kg, 72kg)

Tangie is the 4th Place 63kg M1 at 2017 USAPL Raw Nationals and is also 2017 63kg Maryland State Masters Champion as well as 63kg Masters 1 Maryland state record holder in squat, deadlift, and total. She is also the 2018 72kg Virginia State Champion & Masters Champion, as well as a 2018 Raw Nationals qualifier.

best competition total:375kg

Takenya McGregor (72kg)

Takenya is a 2017 USAPL Raw Nationals qualifier.

best competition total:365 kg

Mary Dempsey (72kg)

Mary is a 2017 USAPL Raw Nationals qualifier.

best competition total:352.5kg

Victoria Darnell (84kg)

Victoria is a 2018 USAPL Raw Nationals qualifier.

best competition total:372.5kg

Kylie Robillard (84+kg)

Kylie is 2018 USAPL Mid-Atlantic Regionals Best Female Lifter and a 2018 Raw Nationals qualifier.

best competition total:457.5kg

Reggie Tyson (93kg)

best competition total:337.5kg (push-pull)

Jamie Warrick (93kg)

best competition total: 317.5kg (push-pull)

Assistant Coach: Chuck Carns (105kg)

Chuck is 2015 105kg Maryland State Champion.

best competition total:582.5kg

best training lifts:465lb squat/305lb x 2bench/525lb deadlift

Randy Robinson (120+kg)

best competition total:647.5kg

Iron Crab Barbell Weightlifting Team

Our weightlifting team competes in USA Weightlifting, the largest drug-tested weightlifting association in the United States.  This team performs the judged competition lifts of the snatch and the clean & jerk.  These are also known as the olympic lifts, and these are the ONLY barbell sport in the actual Olympics.  Our club number is: 9044. Weightlifting meets are conducted in kilograms (kg), and one kilogram is 2.2lbs.  

Our team was the 1st place womens team at 2016 American Masters Weightlifting Championships & was the 2nd place mens team at 2016 Amercian Masters Weightlifting Championships.  Our team has also qualified and sent lifters to USAW National and International events every year since 2015.

Head Coach: Sam Fariss (85kg, 94kg)

Sam has qualified lifters to the American Open, American Open Series, American Master’s, Master’s Nationals, Master’s Pan Am’s, & Master’s Worlds.  He also has coached multiple Maryland Potomac Valley record holders.

He was 6th at 2016 Masters Nationals Weightlifting Championships 35-39kg 94kg class and Bronze medalist at 2016 American Masters Weightlifting Championships in the 35-39 94kg class.

best competition total:246kg

Lonnie Fariss (63kg, 69kg)

Lonnie is 2015 Masters Pan American Silver medalist in the 45-49 69kg class. She is also 2016 Amercian Masters Weightlifting Championships Bronze medalist in the same class.

best competition total:110kg

Mikisha Freeman (63kg)

best competition total:136kg

Amy Robinson (63kg)

Amy is a Silver medalist at the 2016 American Masters Weightlifting Championships in the 35-39 63kg class.

best competition total:111kg

Terri Farley (63kg)

best competition total:93kg

Mary Dempsey (69kg)

best competition total:113kg

Takena McGregor (69kg)

Takena is a Bronze medalist at the 2016 American Masters Weightlifting Championships in the 35-39 69kg class.

best competition total:121kg

Anne Mycalus (75kg)

Anne is a Bronze medalist at the 2016 American Masters Weightlifting Championships in the 45-49 75kg class.

best competition total:109kg

Tom Roach (85kg)

Tom is a Bronze medalist at the 2016 American Masters Weightlifting Championships in the 35-39 85kg class.

best competition total:218kg

 

 

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