The Powerlifting Club at Ohio State
The Powerlifting Club at The Ohio State University was founded in 2012 by Victoria Liang. Starting out as “Buckeye Barbell Club,” the club changed its name in 2015 to “The Powerlifting Club at The Ohio State University” to avoid confusion with Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit. The club's main goal is to grow the sport of powerlifting and cater to students, staff and faculty interested in the sport. The club sends teams to local, national and international powerlifting competitions representing The Ohio State University.
Since the club’s initiation in 2012, the club has grown in size from 10 members to nearly 100 members with half of the members actively competing in powerlifting meets at local, national and international levels. In 2015, Hannah Ghindea (left and center photo) was invited to compete in the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Championship in Finland where she placed third in her weight class and age division. In 2016, the club’s founder, Victoria Liang (right photo), competed in the 2016 IPF World Championship where she placed first in her weight class and age division. The club has been very successful in getting people interested in the sport and elevating its field to the highest level. Most recently, the team competed in College Station Texas where the men's got third and the women came in second place. Following this meet the women's team competed in the third ever IPF University World Championship meet and they took home second place! The teams vice president for 2018-19 took home a gold medal.