Powerlifting Team

Holly, Laura, Kathryn, Alen, Nate C, Kelsey, James, Mary, Jake, Crystal, Browne, Natalie

Holly

Training powerlifting since: Dec 2018
Favorite lift: Squat
Goals: Overall wellness
Why team BTA: The inclusive training environment plus the fact these athletes have become some of my most dear friends!
Quote: Not by strength or by might, but by My spirit says the Lord God of Armies.

Robi (Iceman)

Training powerlifting since: 2017
Favorite lift: Deadlift
Goals: To be healthy and deadlift 700.
Why team BTA: Amazing coach, aswesome family/ team environment, & a killer gym!
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Laura

Training powerlifting since: August 2019
Favorite lift: Bench
Goals: To complete a pull-up and continue to stay fit and have definition.
Why team BTA: Great people from all walks of life that have come together as a family. Heidi really cares about learning correct technique for your success.
Quote: If you want something you never had, you have to do something you've never done. - Thomas Jefferson

Kathryn

Training powerlifting since: September 2018
Favorite lift: Bench
Goals: Keep getting stronger, break records, and get a 1,000 lb total of the three lifts.
Why team BTA: Being a part of the team and BTA family, everyone is so supportive and encouraging.
Quote: “In order to succeed, you must first believe that you can.”

Alen

Training powerlifting since: 2020
Favorite lift: Barbell squat!
Goals: To get more fit. Physically/Mentally/Emotionally/
Why team BTA: The people. The coaches are friendly!
Quote: This isn’t a game. This is my life. Powerlifting; Is my passion.

Nate C.

Training powerlifting since: March 2018
Favorite lift: Squat
Goals: Get so strong I develop a Russian accent.
Why team BTA: We both like to pick up heavy things and set them back down.
Quote: Taxation is Theft.

Kelsey

Training powerlifting since: 2020
Favorite lift: Bench
Goals: To be strong af and confident.
Why team BTA: I like the inclusivity of BTA. We’re all a big group of misfits.
Quote: It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

James

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Kathy

Training powerlifting since: Lifting for about 9 months
Favorite lift: ...right now is deadlifts
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Why team BTA: ...everyone there is always willing to help you out...spotting, help load and unload weights and being supportive of your attempts on your good and bad days
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Mary

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Jake

Training powerlifting since: 2020
Favorite lift: Deadlift
Goals: Get as strong as possible
Why team BTA: The great gym, coaches, and team environment
Quote: “Do hard things!”

Crystal

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Browne

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Natalie

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Strongman Team

Riot, Brody, Sheri, Trish, Ben, Ryan K, Kelley, Michaela, Brandon, Micki, Damion, Jason, Micki, Matt

Riot

Training strongman since: since 2015
Favorite event: all of them because they push me to be a better athlete
Least favorite event: all of them because I'm tired
Goals: to be competitive at nationals and to create a stronger strongman community for women
Why team BTA: Because I love the vibe and the people. Such a fun place to train.
Quote: "I'm tired boss"

Sheri

Training strongman since: Summer 2019
Favorite event: Training with my BTA team
Least favorite event: Atlas Stones
Goals: Improve strength and endurance without injuring myself
Why team BTA: Love the atmosphere and the gym. It is a positive and encouraging environment
Quote: It’s about quality not Quantity

Brody

Training strongman since: September 2019
Favorite event: Carries for sure!
Least favorite event: Deadlift for reps 👎🏻
Goals: to be competitive at Nationals
Why team BTA: Because the atmosphere drives me to be better
Quote: "If he dies...he dies"

Trish

Training strongman since: 2019
Favorite event: Any overhead press
Least favorite event: Deadlift
Goals: Compete at least once for 2021
Why team BTA: I LOVE the people and the equipment is awesome
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Ben

Training strongman since: 2019
Favorite event: Truck pull
Least favorite event: Atlas stone
Goals: Get strong as a gorilla bear
Why team BTA: Staff is passionate and the environment is just what I needed.
Quote: "You only believe in science. That's probably why we never win." -Nacho

Kelley

Training strongman since: 2021
Favorite event: Truck pull
Least favorite event: The keg carry and walk that’s the worst.
Goals: To compete in Arnold strongwomen 2022
Why team BTA: It’s an amazing environment filled with so many outstanding people that push and encourage.
Quote: Quote: some people never go crazy- what truly horrible lives they must lead -Charles Bukowski

Michaela

Training strongman since: July 2020
Favorite event: Yoke and stones
Least favorite event: Conan's wheel
Goals: To get stronger and place 1st in a comp
Why team BTA: I feel so welcomed walking into that gym knowing everyone there has my back.
Quote: "All that we suffer through leads to determination The trials we all go through gives us the strength to carry on" -Killswitch Engage

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Ryan K.

Training strongman since: 04/2020
Favorite event: Atlas stones
Least favorite event: Keg carry
Goals: To get strong AF and be healthier
Why team BTA: I’ve never felt like an outsider there. From day one the fit felt right.
Quote: “If it wasn’t for all the Guinness, I’d have gone home a long time ago. I’d have been straight and I’d have been sober; not staggering to and fro. I remember the words of my father; as I order up one more. No matter how much, you stagger and such; you can never fall off of the floor.” Darby O’Gill

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Alumni

For those who have moved away or life has changed in other ways, we will miss you. You are always a part of the BTA fam <3

Franci (Ferrari)

Training powerlifting since: Nov 2018
Favorite lift: Squat!
Goals: Squat 3 plates, Deadlift 3 plates, Bench 1 plate.
Why team BTA: I love the atmosphere, and training with a team.
Quote: "You try the impossible to achieve the unusual." -Floyd Patterson

Katie

Training powerlifting since: Nov 2018
Favorite lift: Deadlift for sure
Goals: 1.5x bw squat, bw bench, 2x bw deadlift
Why team BTA: It's not just a gym, it's family. Heidi really makes the whole experience curated to your personal goals.
Quote: "All the golden land's ahead of you and all kinds of unforeseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you're alive to see" - Jack Kerouac

Cameron

Training powerlifting since: Sep 2019
Favorite lift: Deadlift
Goals: Get strong
Why team BTA: Small group training
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Bailey

Training strongman since: 2019
Favorite event: Log and Axle Clean and Press
Least favorite event: Deadlift
Goals: Lift a 300lb stone
Why team BTA: BTA has a good environment and I enjoy being part of the team.
Quote: “I will know what you are if you tell me what you think about when you don't have to think.” David O. Mckay

Bryce

Training strongman since: 2019
Favorite event: Stones
Least favorite event: Circus Dumbbell
Goals: Get super freaking strong
Why team BTA: It's the best team!
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Ryan

Training strongman since: 2019
Favorite event: Deadlift and log press
Least favorite event: Axle press
Goals: 800 lb deadlift, 325 lb log press, 400 lb stone to platform, 650 lb squat
Why team BTA: Heidi
Quote: Once more into the fray, into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day, live and die on this day.

Carlos

Training powerlifting since: October 2020
Favorite lift: Deadlift because I live for the struggle.
Goals: To deadlift twice my body weight by Halloween 2021. To recover from that by Christmas 2021.
Why team BTA: Health before performance is real here.
Quote: "Inconceivable!"

Sam

Training strongman since: 2019
Favorite event: atlas stones and deadlift
Least favorite event: overhead pressing
Goals: podium in open
Why team BTA: It's a great group atmosphere with a lot of knowledgeable people who want to help you improve
Quote: What's coming will come and we'll meet it when it does.

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