Chicago Open Final Start List

Below is the final time schedule for this Saturdays Chicago Open. Please email with any questions!

Session 1

Weigh in 6am
Start Time 8am


63 Kelsey Breen
58 Rebecca Gallagher
69 Anne Feder
63 Keriann Clarin
58 Nicole Nodi
69 Farahnaz Niroumandpour
69 Annie Gallagher
58 Bethanee Wright
69 Ashley Sisovsky
63 Erin Blackburn

Session 2

Weigh in 8am
Start time 10am

75+ Jennifer Stopka
75 Catherine Van Duys
75+ Katie Church
75 Jessica Fairley
75+ Brittany Shibla
75 Lori Griffin
75 Savannah Hayes
75+ Lani Peterson
75 Gillen Witherspoon
75+ Lauren Hyser

Session 3

Weigh in 10am
Start time 12pm

94 Bryan Bokowy
77 Jeremy Briglia
105 Brendon Panther
69 Matthew Latz
105 Jake Sweeney
85 Frank Liu
69 Zach Ladlie
85 Paul Goetz
77 Phil Mosberg
77 Scott Yee
105 Nick Herweg
77 Hobin Whang
85 Jonathan Toussaint

Session 4

Weigh in 12pm
Start time 2pm

94 Tom Yamaoka
105 Daniel Sherman
77 Anthony Greenwood
105+ Michael Santana
105 Riley Bowlin
85 Jarrett Helton
94 Tim Marando
85 Edward Campos
94 Jacob Dorshorst
105+ Jason Brauhn
105 Leo Wang
85 Zachary McGathey

Session 5

Weigh in 2pm
Start time 4pm


77 Jason DenHollander
69 Anthony Konas
85 Connor Rileuy
105+ Eric Guthrie
85 Filip Pindral
94 Jordan Greenland
85 Jon Alvarez
77 Chris Weiss
105 Kevin Agbulos
105 Zack Telander
85 Steve Palmer
105 Richard Fairley

Chicago Open 2015

Sign Ups are Open for the Second Annual Chicago Open!

Please follow the link below to sign up! Before you sign up please make sure your USAW number is up to date and that you also provide us with your best total to date (in kilos!). There is NO qualifying total for this meet. We are only asking for your best training and or competition total so we can best determine the session start lists.


The meet will take place on Saturday September 19th. We will limit the total number of entires to 85 lifters. The price for the event is 45 dollars.

Tentative Schedule

8am Session 1
1030 am Session 2
1 pm Session 3
3:30 pm Session 4
6 pm Session 5

(all weigh ins for each session will begin 2 hours prior to start of session and last 1 hour)

Chicago Strength Spring Open

On Saturday May 16th, we will be hosting a USAW Sanctioned Weight lifting meet. The event will be limited to 85 lifters. There will be 5 sessions throughout the day.

Session 1 – 7 am
Session 2 – 930 am
Session 3 – 12pm
Session 4 – 2:30pm
Session 5 – 5pm

The Sanction number for this event is 21-15-04.

The event will cost 40 dollars. There will be NO separate youth and masters divisions. This will be an open meet. Awards will be given to the top 3 lifters in each weight class plus the best male and female weight lifters. Session start lists will be complied and released 5 days prior to the meet.

Tentative schedule is as follows

session 1 – women (48kg – 63kg)
Session 2 – women (69kg – 75+)
Session 3 – men (56kg – 69kg)
Session 4 – men (77 kg – 85kg)
Session 5 – men (94kg – 105+kg)

(sessions will be dependent on enrollment and are subject to change. Final start lists will be released Monday May 11, 2015)

To register. Please follow this link!

Register for the 2015 Chicago Strength Spring Open

Updated Barbell Club for 2015!

2015 is upon us and we have rolled out with a new and improved Barbell Club. We have options for experienced lifters and also for those brand new to weightlifting or weight training in general. Our Barbell Club will meet during the following times and dates. Email to set up a free consult or to drop in to check out one of our sessions!

Mondays –
6pm – Weightlifting 101
7pm – Club Lifting/Advanced open lift

6pm – Weightlifting 101
7pm – Club Lifting/Advanced open lift

6pm – Weightlifting 101
7pm – Club Lifting/Advanced open lift

6pm – Barbell 101
6:30pm – Strongman Style Conditioning Class
7pm – Club Lifting/Advanced open lift


10:30 am – Weightlifting 101
11:30 am – Club Lifting

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Weightlifting UPDATES!

Starting November 10th 2014 we are opening up some new options for weightlifting! If you are interested in getting started let us know!

Option 1 – NEW OLYMPIC 101 CLASS
(Great for beginners, or crossfit athletes looking to improve their olympic lifts)

This class will meet on Mondays at 6pm, Wednesdays at 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH THE LIFTS IS REQUIRED TO START! Class members will work in small groups and be given instruction on proper technique and loading parameters. The program will include both olympic style weightlifting and also specific accessory work to build strength.

Option 2 – Chicago Strength Weightlifting Club
The club will meet on Tuesdays at 6pm, Thursdays at 6pm, and Saturday at 11am.

If you have experience with the lifts and are looking for a little more volume then drop in and lift with our club. We plan our training cycles around local and national competitions. This time is perfect for intermediate to advanced lifters to work in small groups. We have drop in rates available along with monthly memberships for weightlifting only.