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The Pacific Weightlifting Association (PWA) is Northern California's Local Weightlifting Committee (LWC) of U S A Weightlifting (USAW). Our LWC covers California from South of Fresno to the Oregon Border and includes ten Western Counties of Nevada. You can learn the Olympic Lifts (The Snatch and the Clean & Jerk), catch a Work Out and get Coaching at one of these PWA Member Clubs.

PWA MEMBER CLUBS:
Arena Ready Weightlifting
1263 Connecticut Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 633-6123
Contact: Rob Estrella
Brentwood Barbell Club
580 Valdry Ct., Ste. D10
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 240-6100
Contact: Matt Johnson
Calavera Barbell
9410 Prototype Drive, #12
Reno, NV 89521
(775) 741-2572
Contact: Carlos Hernandez
California Strength Academy
2021 Omega Road
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 552-7958
Contact: California Strength
Capitol City Strength & Conditioning
1824 B Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 432-3348
Contact: Sean Fowler
Catalyst Athletics
1233 Reamwood Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(760) 695-7558
Contact: Greg Everett
CenCal Strength
9937 Lower Sacramento Road
Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 986-1426
Contact: Brandon Taylor
Central California WLC
220 West Loyola Ave.
Fresno, CA 93619
(559) 708-0977
Contact: Erik Traeger
City College of San Francisco Weightlifting
50 Phelan Ave
Wellness Center Building
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 235-3864
Contact: Samir Golubovic
Clean Break BBC
175 De Haro Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 209-4345
Contact: Victor Pimentel
Collective Strength
16375 Monterey Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95020
(408) 710-9338
Contact: Charlie Cheng
Compound Weightlifting Club
3777 Vaca Valley Parkway
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 628-8740
Contact: Craig Collins
Counting Kilos Athletics
2036 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(415) 640-6861
Contact: Jim Truitt
Courage Barbell Club
23 South Railroad Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
(240) 372-6818
Contact: Josh Courage
Crossfit Davis
2121 2nd Street
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 757-2460
Contact: Matt Pedri
Crossfit East Sac
891 57th Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 476-4174
Contact: Justin Riley
Crossfit Eureka
3134 B Jacobs Street
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 897-3010
Contact: Dan Salinger
Crossfit Oakland
1060 39th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 595-9348
Contact: Mike Minium
CrossFit SAC Barbell Club
4755 Auburn Blvd, Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95844
(530) 559-2283
Contact: Amy Eubanks
CrossFit San Leandro
2450 Alvarado Street, Bldg 2
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 895-1392
Contact: Ruth Pardue
CrossFit Silicon Valley
95 Phelan Ave., #4
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 318-3552
Contact: Casey Hutnick
CTS Strength & Conditioning
1755 Industrial Way, Suite #8
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 738-0190
Contact: John Cortese
Delta Barbell Club
29 Spruce Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 783-6997
Contact: Frederick Ureta
EG Strength Barbelll Club
9733 Kent Street, Suite 110
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 230-2887
Contact: Corey McGuire
Equinox Barbell Club
4 East 4th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 403-7000
Contact: Brandon Chien
Excel Barbell Club
1433-1 Moffat Blvd.
Manteca, CA 95376
(209) 249-9929
Contact: Danny Lehr
FIT Barbell Club
600 Rancho Shopping Center
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 947-9831
Contact: Robert Earwicker
FuBarbell
1162A Gorgas Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 260-3836
Contact: Diane Fu
Golden Bear Weightlifting
351 Head Street
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 469-8414
Contact: Butch Curry
Hassle Free Barbell Club - San Francisco
Lincoln High School
2162 24th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 290-4907
Contact: Kevin Doherty
Hassle Free Barbell Club - Sacramento
Sacramento High School
2315 34th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 768-9616
Contact: Dave Swanson
Heritage Barbell
504 Milford Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 348-0311
Contact: Bradley Gates
Horizon Barbell Club
1421 East Mineral King Ave
Visalia, CA 93292
(559) 300-8873
Contact: Michael Craddock
Jefferson State Barbell
1828 Keystone Court, Suite B
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 605-4661
Contact: Reilly Barrett
Jon Andersen's Power Plant
158 Hamilton Drive
Navato, CA 94949
(415) 686-2097
Contact: Jasha Faye
LaLanne Fitness
960 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 512-7645
Contact: Chris LaLanne
Lamorinda Crossfit
1037 Blackwood Lane
Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone: (925) 284-9348
Contact: Luca Zanet
Max's Gym
1313 67th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: (925) 413-9577
Contact: Max Aita
Midtown Barbell Club
2010 3rd Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: (707) 367-2154
Contact: Cameron Poya
Myles Ahead Weightlifting
424 Payran Street, Suite C
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 283-1739
Contact: Freddie Myles
Monterey Bay Barbell Club
220 Dela Vina Avenue, Suite C
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 920-3522
Contact: Jacob Tsypkin
Nine One Sixers
9090 Union Park Way, #118
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 764-7727
Contact: Aaron Almendariz
North Gate Barbell
538 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(700) 595-4636
Contact: Shannon Vandewalle
Oakland Strong Weightlifting Club
310 41st Street
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 224-0267
Contact: Tamara Holmes
One World Weightlifting Club
33415 Western Ave
Union City CA 94587
(510) 324-8153
Contact: Freddy Camacho
Palo Alto Barbell Club
3516 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 704-8712
Contact: Aaron Ryan
Podium Gold Weightlifting Club
115 Rail Road Ave, Suite I
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 699-9701
Contact: Alex Krychev
Powerfit Raze The Bar
10 Enterprise Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(510) 917-5646
Contact: John-Logan Coots
RAD Barbell Club
3094 Research Way, #62
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 781-0060
Contact: Matt Nichols
Redding Barbell Club
5211 Churn Creek Road
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 244-1348
Contact: Bryan Schenone
Redwood Strength
1117 Main Street
Fortuna, CA 95540
(707) 726-2554
Contact: Scott Christensen
Rocklin Crossfit
2511 Warren Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 625-0121
Contact: Gary Baron
Ross Valley Barbell
34 Greenfield Ave
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 256-9000
Contact: Nick Pommier
S&C Graduate Weightlifting Club
California State University-Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6073
(916) 278-5051
Contact: Harry Theodorides
San Bruno Weightlifting Club
1213 San Mateo Avenue
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 273-0773
Contact: Nicholas Scarabosio
San Francisco Barbell Club
Telegraph Crossfit
3545 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 215-1088
Contact: George Hribar
San Rafael Barbell
555 East Francisco Blvd., Unit 19
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 948-8453
Contact: Meshelle Mifsud
Santa Cruz Strength
151 Harvey West Blvd., Unit D
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 334-7273
Contact: Kyle Haynes
Santa Rosa Strength & Conditioning
1005H Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 542-7725
Contact: Joanna Sapir
Sawtooth Barbell Club
219 North Court Street
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 372-9264
Contact: Steve Walker
Sports Performance Training Center (SPTC)
836 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 200-SPTC (7782)
Contact: Greg Curoso
Stone Age Fuel Barbell Club
5301 Longley Lane, Suite C81
Reno, NV
(775) 827-2533
Contact: Chandler Walker
Team Defiant BBC
1601 Merkeley Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 934-9682
Contact: Jackie Mah
Team Revolution
c/o Chris Feder
162 Solano Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-0663
Contact: Chris Feder
The Sports Palace
Physique Magnifique
387 Grand Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(415) 648-7231 (H) ~or~ (415) 595-8067 (C)
Contact: Jim Schmitz - 1980, 1988 & 1992 Olympic Team Coach
Too Strong Barbell Club
1108 Batavia Court
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 901-6647
Contact: Michael White
United Barbell
330 Brannan Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94107
(514) 545-8223
Contact: Jennifer Werba
Vis Performance
23 Karen Road
Belmont, CA 94002
(404) 247-1398
Contact: Tuan Nguyen
Walnut Creek Barbell Club
1628 Cypress Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 708-4585
Contact: Andrew D. Williams
Warrior Weightlifting
C/O Matt Fraze
California State University-Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
(209) 988-7202
Contact: Miles Neisser
WarriorZ Barbell Club
9660 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Suite D
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 505-9072
Contact: Charlie Zamora

PWA OLYMPIANS:

The PWA has been one of the most successful LWCs in the United States for many years. Our Coaches and Administrators have been responsible for starting and supporting many local weightlifters. The talents of our organization are so highly respected that Athletes from all parts of the Country have moved to our LWC to further their lifting careers. There are also some Athletes that have been trained by PWA members, but were unable to relocate to the West Coast. Below is a list of our 19 different Athletes and 2 different Coaches named to 34 different Olympic Team berths.

ATHLETE WEIGHT CLASS YEAR PLACE


Don Abrahamson

67.5

1984

13th


John Bergman

Super Heavyweight

1988

10th


Dan Cantore

67.5
67.5

1972
1976

9th
12th


Ken Clark

100.0

1984

5th


Derrick Crass

82.5
82.5

1984
1988

Injured
11th


Butch Curry

90.0

1980

Boycott


Richard Eaton

110.0

1984

6th


Tommy Gough

91.0

1996

7th


Cara Heads

75.0

2000

7th


Tom Hirtz

82.5

1972

Alternate


Luke Klaja

90.0

1980

Boycott


Tommy Kono

67.5
82.5
75.0

1952
1956
1960

GOLD MEDALIST
GOLD MEDALIST
SILVER MEDALIST


Dave Langon

90.0
100.0

1988
1992

Alternate
Did Not Total


Mario Martinez

Super Heavyweight
Super Heavyweight
Super Heavyweight

1984
1988
1992

SILVER MEDALIST
4th
8th


Jeff Michels

110.0
110.0
Super Heavyweight

1984
1988
1992

Did Not Compete
13th
Alternate


Thanh Nguyen

64.0

1996

32nd


Ken Patera

Super Heavyweight

1972

Did Not Total


Thomas Stock

Super Heavyweight

1980

Boycott


Bruce Wilhelm

Super Heavyweight

1976

5th
COACH ASSIGNMENT YEAR COUNTRY
Tommy Kono


Head Coach
Head Coach
Head Coach
1968
1972
1976
Mexico
West Germany
United States
Jim Schmitz


Head Coach
Head Coach
Assistant Coach
1980
1988
1992
United States
United States
United States


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