Alex began lifting weights in his 20s and by 30 found his passion with powerlifting. He likes to challenge himself by pushing his body to its limit and exceeding his own expectations of strength. Alex has found that powerlifting is a great way to de-stress and socialize, allowing him to meet like-minded lifters as they push each other to hit their goals and beyond.
April 2023 - WRPF Drug Tested Out for Blood 2
125kg Sub-Master Competitor
9x State Record Holder
Ashley has been a lifelong advocate for health and fitness. Tired of believing that women should look a certain way, she quickly developed a passion for powerlifting. She encourages all women to try powerlifting as she believes strong women come in all ages, shapes and sizes! As a personal trainer Ashley's mission is to use her own experience and knowledge to empower other women to break the stigma around lifitng weights to find true happiness and confidence within themselves.
Ashley has placed 2nd for the 67.5kg weight class in both USPA Drug Tested Powerlifting Meets she's participated in June and November 2021.
Jennie is CSCS certified and a nutritionist. She often emphasizes to others the importance of healthy physical activity. Powerlifting and health is a priority in her life and she has brought her son along for the ride who is now also competing.
January 2020 - USPA Drug Tested CrossFit Gamma: 2nd Place in 67.5kg weight class
July 2021 - USPA King Of The Cave : "The Bear Cave": 2nd Place in 67.5kg weight class
December 2021 - USPA Winter War "Pwrd Bld": 1st Place in 67.5kg weight class - Bench & Deadlift
June 2022 - USPA King Of The Cave 2: "The Bear Cave" : 1st Place in 67.5kg weight class - Bench & Deadlift
Maryland Deadlift Only 2022
Brad has had a passion for fitness since his teens in high school. After joining the army as a combat medic, he realized how fitness can directly impact his life as her prepared for his deployment to Afghanistan. Life after the military led him to Annapolis City Fire Department where he continues to push himself and his crew to become better.
OCB Catonsville Conquer Classic Physique Division: 3rd Place in Military Class; 5th in Novice
Polygraphed and Drug Tested
Mel began lifting in Fall 2015 when she started college and found it was not only great for her physical and mental health, but a fantastic way to meet new people and make long lasting friendships. She started powerlifting in Fall 2019 and competed in a meet for the first time in January 2020. She loves to inspire
people to be confident in the gym and not be afraid to do anything!
SDS Strength Club: TacoFest Weekend at FORZE!: 1st place in women <140
Drug Tested York Barbell Winter Classic: 1st place 56kg full power raw
Drug Tested Thanksgiving Throwdown: 3rd place Open 56kg raw full power, 1st place Open 56kg raw bench press
Out For Blood 2: 1st place open 60kg raw full power, 1st place open 60kg bench press
January 2020- USPA Junior 56kg FP bench press state record- 148.8lbs
November 2022-USPA Open 56kg FP Bench Press state record- 181.9lbs
USPA Open 56kg Bench Press Only state record- 181.9lbs
April 2023- WRPF Open 60kg FP Squat state record- 242lbs
WRPF Open 60kg FP Bench Press state record- 198.4lbs
WRPF Open 60kg FP Deadlift state record- 297lbs
WRPF Open 60kg Bench Press Only state record- 198.4lbs
Karleigh is a Human Resource Professional by day and a powerlifter by night. She grew up in the fitness world and couldn’t imagine her life without it. She played softball, volleyball and track throughout middle and high school. She was diagnosed with POTS (a heart condition) in her senior year of high school. She chose school and her health over continuing her sports career. In 2020, Karleigh watched her “big,” from Frostburg State University, Allison Whorton, powerlifting on Instagram [@highhamstringz], and thought it was incredible. Allison truly inspired her to start powerlifting. She began without a coach in late 2020 and asked Allison to coach her in February of 2022 - the rest is history. Karleigh is also an assistant volleyball coach for a 16U club team.
2022 Drug Tested Team Good Guys Uninvitational at The Bear Cave in Salisbury, MD - 1st place in 75kg Junior 20-23 class, Bench MD state record at 126.8lbs, deadlift state record at 303.10lbs, total MD state record 650.40lbs
London started powerlifting in July of 2022, a couple months after graduating high school. She lifted for lacrosse and volleyball, but powerlifting filled the void after she stopped playing team sports. After months of going to a random gym by her house, London found FORZE.. After joining, everything quickly fell into place. Outside of lifting, London is a Sophomore at Towson University majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Business Administration. Long term, she would love to own a powerlifting gym of her own!
2023: USAPL Ladies of Iron ⁃ 1st in Teen 3 (18-19) 90 kg division ⁃ 2nd in 90 kg open division
Nationals qualifying total for USAPL teen 3 (18-19) 90 kg division
"FORZE has been my home gym during all of my powerlifting meets and provides a great environment to concentrate on my training. There are many other competitive lifters here which creates a fun atmosphere to train in while bringing the best out of every lifter. "