Star Valley Barbell

Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, and Sports Performance Facility. Owner & Head Coach: Blake Hoopes.

Star Valley Barbell, formerly Teton Elite Weightlifting, is Star Valley's premier high performance training center for Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting. We are located within CrossFit Star Valley, and we are the first USAW club in Wyoming. Coach Blake Hoopes is the President of the Wyoming LWC.

Hey, that's our Halli!! Good lifter, even better girl!

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2017 Wyoming Weightlifting State Championships

Go crush it at the 2017 Wyoming Weightlifting State Championships. Follow the link to register.

CrossFit Star Valley

If Interested, there's a weightlifting meet November 12th at lander CrossFit. Click on the link to get more info.

Congrats to Madison, GiNae, and Darren! They competed at a Weightlifting meet (Olympic lifting/ snatch and clean & jerk) in Utah on Sat and they each hit new PRs (personal records) in snatch, clean & jerk, and total!! They've all been working so hard and coach Blake was mighty proud!! 💪🏽🏋🏽

[06/25/16]   Halli just snatched 2 new PR's at Youth Nationals of 30kg and clean & jerked 40kg!! She got 3rd place for the clean and jerk. 4th place overall, in the 35kg class (she weighs 33.). I couldn't be more proud of her and her coach Blake!! 🏋🏽💪🏽🎉

Blake and Kelli are now certified Powerlifting coaches with USA Powerlifting. Blake is also certified through The United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) and holds a Westside Barbell Special Strengths Certificate. 💪🏽 Kelli is preparing to compete as an athlete at USPA Nationals in July, and Worlds in Nov, and is furthering her coaching and powerlifting knowledge.
And yes, we still do CrossFit, Oly Lifting, & Sports Performance ;)

Star Valley Barbell field trip!! Blake took a group of youth weight lifters to watch the Olympic Trials in SLC! Just tonight they saw Halli's buddy Coach Zigmut, head weightlifting coach at the Colorado Springs Olympic training center, and met 3 time Olympic gold medalist/3 time world champion weightlifter Pyrros Dimas! They are all SO excited to watch the lifters these next couple of days!! 💪🏽🏋🏽

Great job to Peyton, Harrison & Halli at the Colorado state weightlifting championships! These 3 all hit PRs in both snatch and clean & jerk and showed great technique! So proud of them and all their hard work!!

SV Barbell, 2015

Goodbye 2015! It was a great year for Star Valley Barbell! Some highlights included Halli placing 2nd & Harrison placing 5th at Youth Nationals Weightlifting! Peyton joined the weightlifting club and rocked her first competition, and William & Evan recently joined, as well! Tyson & Brigg competed in some meets and hit huge PR's, Danielle continues to smash her old records, even while pregnant! Kelli competed in her first powerlifting meet, setting 2 WY state records. Clint is doing distance training/coaching and continues to hit impressive big lifts, and one of our longtime lifters Kortnie started up again & we look forward to watching what she and all of our members will do in 2016! Here's to a strong and exciting New Year!!

Here's Halli "weightlifting with attitude" during one of her training sessions. She made this video clip for fun, afterward & we think it totally represents!! ;)

Halli won the silver in snatch, clean & jerk, and total. Finishing in 2nd place overall in the nation!! Harrison did great, too. He finished 5th overall! This was said to be the 2nd largest weightlifting event in the world so far!! Congrats kids and Blake, we're so proud of you!! #usaw #svstrong #wyomingstrong #usawnyc #crossfitstarvalley

Halli, Harrison, and Blake with coach Zygmunt of Team USA (Olympic gold medalist and resident weightlifting coach at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center) at Youth Nationals Weightlifting in Minneapolis. They lift tomorrow morning! Good luck kids -- tear it up!! USA Weightlifting #svstrong #crossfitstarvalley

A PR snatch for 11 year old Harrison! This kid loves to lift and is super dedicated. You'll be seeing a lot more of him! ;)

Halli won best youth lifter at her meet and tied the national youth record for her weight class in the snatch! Way to go Halli!! Thanks to coach Blake Hoopes and Joe Micella!

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11 year old Harrison and 14 year old Tyson both got PRs in snatch and in clean & jerk. Great job boys!! A pretty successful meet for all 3 of these young lifters -- they work hard and are an inspiration!

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Halli snatched her current PR and clean & jerked a new PR of 1 kilo over her bodyweight! As you can see, she is pretty happy about it!! ;) Harrison & Tyson are lifting later this afternoon. Great job Halli & good luck boys!!

Youth Weightlifting - USA Training Camp | The Making of an Olympian

This video about the event one of our young lifters attended in Colorado Springs was posted on the official YouTube page of the Olympics. Go USA Weightlifting!! We pay a visit to the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center in the USA to see how the United States youth weightlifters train and compete. These athletes ...

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Olympic Training Center, here she comes!!

We will still hold Crossfit classes & Weightlifting Club / Endurance WOD as usual next week, and the high school Sports Performance class will be MWF only. Thanks!

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Our little lifter girl has just been invited to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, this October! We are so excited for you and proud of your hard work and dedication!

This girl had a very competitive meet & took 4th overall & in both lifts at Youth Nationals Weightlifting in Florida this past weekend! She LOVES this sport & has made such huge improvements in the year and a half she has been lifting. We are SO proud of you!

A near bodyweight Clean & Jerk. A new PR for her, which she nailed 3 times in a row yesterday!

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Today we took some of our gym members to compete in an olympic lifting meet in Utah. For those who don't know, the lifts they compete in are very technical lifts (the only barbell sports in the olympics, hence the name,) -- the snatch and the clean & jerk. Brigg PR'd by 21kgs (beat his personal records by a total of 21 K or 46 lbs) & qualified for Youth Nationals Weightlifting! Austin PR'd by 9kgs (19.85 lbs!) Congrats to all of our lifters, it has been a fantastic experience today!

Austin HoopesBrigg HoopesBlake HoopesKelli Hoopes

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Today we took some of our gym members to compete in an olympic lifting meet in Utah. For those who don't know, the lifts they compete in are very technical lifts (the only barbell sports in the olympics, hence the name,) -- the snatch and the clean & jerk. Below are pics of the women's division -- Danielle & Halli rocked it with Halli hitting 5/6 (making 5 out of her 6 lifts,) and getting a clean & jerk Personal Record & Danielle hitting 6/6, a PR in both snatch and clean & jerk, (11 kg or 24lbs more than her previous best totals,) and qualifying for University Nationals Weightlifting!
Danielle AndCasey McKenzieBlake HoopesKelli Hoopes

Frontier Barbell

Hey Everyone, we now have a second USA Weightlifting club in Wyoming! Please welcome them and show your support! #wyomingstrong #wyomingweightlifting

Welcome to Frontier Barbell, the USA Weightlifting club at CrossFit Frontier! Follow us for all updates and news regarding the club and it's happenings!

USA Wrestling

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The biggest weightlifting stage in the country for youth. I would say it was a success and was truly an honor to be included with the best in the country. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. This is only the beginning! Lots of hard work and good times ahead:)

Click here to support Youth Weightlifting Team Nationals by Kelli Hoopes

Click to SUPPORT!!!!! Teton Elite Weightlifting team qualified 4 kids for Youth Nationals! We're the first and ONLY weightlifting club in WY. What an awesome experience for these kids who just started! The Teton Elite Weightlifting team of Star Valley, Wyoming, is the first and only weightlifting club in Wyoming. We are proud and excited to have 4 of our athletes qualify for this year's Youth National competition at the end of June, in St. Joseph, Missouri! Austin Hoopes (16,) Andy Erickson (1...

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Here we come Youth Nationals!!!

Andy Erickson PR 182 kg (400 lb) Back Squat

It's time to Evolve and train Efficiently to become a champion.

17 year old Andy Erickson with a Huge PR 150kg (330lbs) Front Squat tonight at Teton Elite Weightlifting Team.

Congrats to our lifters today who competed in their very FIRST meet, all who have been lifting under a month! We're so proud of Austin, Andy, and brigg!!!
Brigg 33/43/76
Austin 56/90/146
Andy 62/95/157

Celebrating our past, current and future female heroes at the Olympic Games

It's International Women's Day!!! Support & celebrate our past, current and future female Olympic heroes! On the occasion of International Women's Day, watch here some of the greatest moments in Olympic history featuring the most inspirational female athletes -- ...

[02/16/13]   Shout out the Austin Hoopes 145 lb regional champion and Jake Thompson 106 lb runner up!!

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548 S Washington St
Afton, WY

Opening Hours

Monday 16:15 - 20:00
Monday 05:15 - 09:15
Tuesday 16:15 - 20:00
Tuesday 04:15 - 10:15
Wednesday 16:15 - 20:00
Wednesday 04:15 - 09:15
Thursday 16:15 - 20:00
Thursday 04:15 - 09:15
Saturday 10:00 - 11:00
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