Participating athletes will compete in a USAWL sanctioned Weightlifting competition. Along with Weightlifting and Powerlifting, the M.A.S.S. Weekend will be filled with Bodybuilding and Strongman events. Athletes and spectators will have the opportunity to check out tons of vendors from all sports throughout the weekend. Spread the word and get excited!



USA Weightlifting

The Black & Red Barbell Club is the DMV's premier weightlifting program, located just outside of the Nation's Capital. We carry the mission of improving weightlifting proficiency, developing strength in individual character, and positioning individuals for success on the platform. We provide a positive and fun working environment, promoting hard work and peer support. Aside from the competition team, we offer training classes, technique clinics, and host meets in our local area to promote the sport of weightlifting and support our weightlifting community.



If you are looking for a place to be inspired, empowered, driven, and supported to succeed both on and off the platform, come lift with the Black & Red Barbell Club.


We will will introducing instructional classes for those that are newer to weightlifting that are in conjunction with general strength and conditioning courses offered at Tyson's Playground to develop fundamental athletic abilities to prepare individuals for the rigors of weightlifting. You will be strong not because you claim strength, but because you practice it.




The Black & Red Barbell Team