California Strength Women's Team
California Strength is home to a team of elite weightlifters advancing the sport of weightlifting in the United States. Our team trains with programming specificially developed to build on the unique backgrounds so commonly found in American lifters. We publish training videos twice a week, every week. Subscribe today and keep up with the big lifts and intense atmosphere of training at California Strength.
Head Coach David Spitz
Dave Spitz has been at the helm of California Strength's weightlifting team since its inception back in 2007. Dave started Americanweightlifting.org with the singular mission of inspiring a weightlifting movement within the United States. Having spent a great deal of time training in Bulgaria, he brought back Ivan Abadjiev and Alex Krychev in an attempt to implement the same system here in the United States with American weightlifters.
Fast forward through the late 2000's; American weightlifting greats like Donny Shankle, Jon North, Caleb Ward, Jared Enderton, Spencer Moorman, and Scott Hisaka all trace back to the training halls of California Strength and have left their own mark on weightlifting history.
Supporting a full-sized weightlifting team is no easy task as we contribute to the costs of training stipends, travel and housing for competitions, medical insurance and supplementation. Any donation you can make is welcomed gratefully by the team and will be used for the athletes. All donations are tax deductible.
Team Training Videos
Nicole Lim (48kg)
67kg Snatch | 84kg Clean & Jerk | 150kg Total
Nicole is the longest standing member of the senior women's team. She is a USAW Level 1 Performance Coach and holds a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton.
Before weightlifting became her passion, Nicole was a level 10 gymnast and active in CrossFit for several months. Once she made the leap to competitive Olympic Weightlifting, she has consistently finished in the top 10 in the 48 kg weight class at Nationals and American Opens, including a 4th place finish at the 2013 Nationals. Outside of the gym, Nicole is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and loves to spoil her two Pit Bulls, Petey and Mamas.
Follow Nicole on Instagram @_nicole_lim
Book a Personal Training Session with Nicole by contacting her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Weichers (63kg)
83kg Snatch | 112kg Clean & Jerk | 192kg Total
Follow Jordan on Instagram @jordanweichers
Rachael Bommicino (53kg)
Snatch | Clean & Jerk | Total
Follow Rachael on Instagram @rachael_usaw
Jessica Philips (75kg)
Snatch | Clean & Jerk | Total
Jessica is a current member of the NPGL's Phoenix Rise and is a six times CrossFit Games Team Athlete. Follow Jessica on Instagram @jessnatch
Lift for California Strength
If you believe you can be a part of California Strength as a supported athlete please review our requirements and application process. There are varying levels of support offered to athletes, with benefits ranging from gratis coaching, allowance for travel expenses, education & stipends. We support our athletes in their professional pursuits to develop careers in the industry concurrently with their weightlifting training.