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The HardShell Barbenders team is comprised of Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) lifters who put the work in to get better, stronger
and more powerful.
 

 

Photos from: 2018 Mock Meet at CrossFit City of Lakes
Photos by: Jordan Below


MEET OUR COACHES

Heather Mondor
Jodi Hirsch
Maddy Skoglund
Mikki Johnson
Owen Montheard

Head coach: Ben Swarts
Ali Eickhoff
Arika Fedje
Charles McEachern
Deanna Kieffer


GET INVOLVED

If these photos are giving you some serious iron envy - join us!
We’re looking for volunteer coaches to support our lifters on their pursuit towards strength, power, and confidence. Coaches dedicate 1.5 hours per week for 4 months during the powerlifting season. If you’re a team player, absolutely love teaching, and enthusiastic about
inclusive powerlifting email Ben.Swarts@ThriveMighty.org.


View all the photos from the mock meet at the    CrossFit City of Lake’s Facebook page   .

View all the photos from the mock meet at the CrossFit City of Lake’s Facebook page.

MEET OUR LIFTERS

Jordan Moore
Kevin Ostergaard
Kyle Guggenberger
Maggie Weiss
Nell Coonen - Korte
Nick Murray
Shawn Armstrong
Talia Lazar
Tony D’Arco

Abby Hirsch
Abby Pearson
Brian Hanrahan
Chad Ortlip
Dave Persons
Erik Westenfield
Ian Dischinger
Jake Yancy
Jason Boggess
Jay Hannon

 
 
 
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS, STOP IT. YOU MUST EXPECT MORE FROM YOURSELF.
— Jim Wendler

HIGHLIGHTS

We lift together. We laugh together. We give back to our community together. Here are some of the things we’re incredibly proud of:

• GROWTH: we grew from 2 to 19 lifters in 3 years
• GIVE BACK: We’ve raised $25,000+ for SOMN
• IRON SHARPENS IRON: In the off-season, coaches & lifters train together
• ADVOCACY: Some of our lifters are SOMN Health & Wellness Ambassadors who advocate for inclusive health
• QUALITY: We train year-round because the quality of our team’s life & health is important

 

UPCOMING EVENTS