The sport of Strongman continues to grow because it is an exciting combination of power/strength and athleticism. We have spent years training and learning the sport together, and as two teachers, sharing our expertise and knowledge around the sport is one of our greatest joys.
Isabelle is a Certified USA Powerlifting Club Coach and a 11 time World Champion Powerlifter. She competes for the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) and USA Powerlifting. Isabelle's passion is powerlifting. She loves to compete and she loves to teach. Whether you're a veteran or a newbie to powerlifting, she's eager to share her knowledge.
11 x IPF World Champion
Current IPF World Bench Press Record Holder
2019 induction to the IPF Hall of Fame
Assistant Powerlifting Coach to Midland University
Precision Nutriton Certification
USA Powerlifting Coach Certification
IPF Cat 2 Referee
USA Powerlifting North Carolina State Chair
Kelly K Bartleson is a Physical Therapy Specialist in Spokane, Washington. She has over 17 years experience working with orthopedic conditions and specializing in Evidence based return to sport testing and augmentation with video. She will be offering individualized Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) for anyone interested during the conference. This will help find where your limitations during movement are so you can address them in your training.
In 2013, Rachel became the youngest person in USA Weightlifting (USAW) history to head coach an international team. A national coach for USAW and Club Coach for USA Powerlifting, she is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS-NSCA) and runs a variety of strength sport events for powerlifting, weightlifting, and grip sport.
Zac has been involved in Powerlifting since 1997. He is a certified USA Powerlifting Senior International Coach and has coached 50+ female All-American Powerlifters and 25+ female National Champions. He coached the LA Tech Women's Powerlifting Team to back-to-back National Champions in 2006 and 2007. Zac is the owner of the Cooper Training Institute specializing in Powerlifting coaching and programming. His passion is teaching and coaching Powerlifting to people of all ages and abilities.
Heather is a gym and restaurant owning, homeschooling, and elite athlete momma and wife! She loves living life to the fullest and loving as many people along the way that she can. Empowering others to be the best version of themselves and living up to their fullest potential are everyday goals!!! Heather is a Certified Sports Nutritionist, Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Adaptive Special Needs Nutrition and Strength Training, among many other certifications.
Danna is the organizer of this event. She has been involved in powerlifting since 1997. She is the Washington State USA Powerlifting State Chair and State Chair Committee Chair. Danna is passionate about encouraging women to get into strength sports. Not only was she the meet director for one of the largest powerlifting events in history in 2018, she also runs more than 7 other powerlifting events every year.