Bench Across Borders
4:00 PM16:00

Bench Across Borders

We are a strong community 💪and we have the power to not only create strength within ourselves but to empower marginalized voices whenever we can! Come lift with us in solidarity with immigrants.

MoC will be hosting a bench only (unsanctioned) powerlifting meet and bench clinic on August 17th from 4-7 pm. All profits from this event are going to RAICES, a non profit that provides legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees. We will also have a silent auction and raffle with great prizes!

To sign up, please visit here.

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Meet For All
4:00 PM16:00

Meet For All

Join us for a meet meant for everyone on Saturday, July 20th!

This meet is not sanctioned by any federation and will include all three lifts (Squat, Bench, and Deadlift). It is welcome to all experience levels, from high level lifters looking to have some fun in an inclusive space, to novice lifters looking to do their first meet in a super supportive environment. Register now – this meet is limited to 50 lifters!

The Meet will be hosted at Murder of Crows Barbell Club in Brooklyn beginning at 3 PM, and is put on in partnership with the Women’s Strength Coalition.

Competitor’s entrance fee is sliding scale - $30 to $50 - but no one will be turned away if they’re unable to pay. All proceeds from entrance fees will be donated to the Trans Justice Funding Project.

This meet will have accredited judges and competition standards will be used to determine if your lift is good – novice lifters, this is your chance to test out your maxes on a big stage!

Our meet will not have a weigh in, and no equipment check is required. For this meet, we will not require a singlet, but a singlet is preferred. If you choose not to wear a singlet, you still must wear clothes tight enough the judges can accurately assess your lifts. All religious wear will be approved; for example, women may wear modest dress such as a full bodysuit under a singlet and wear knee sleeves above the body suit. Shirts are not required for deadlift, regardless of gender.

This meet is open to, and supportive of, all genders and identities. Lifting order will be determined by first attempt, not gender.

First attempts for all lifts must be sent one week prior to the meet.

Questions? Email the meet director @refoxyfemme Rebecca at

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to Jan 31

2019 USA Powerlifting Murder of Crows Open

Murder of Crows Barbell Club is proud to host their Fourth USA Powerlifting meet on Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17th, 2019. Please review the information below before submitting your application!


Sanction #:


Meet Director:

Sean Collins

Entry Deadline:

Friday, February 8th 2019


$85 per athlete. $10 for spectators (full-day pass). Coaches get in for free (maximum of 1 per athlete). We will be selling a meet t-shirt for $20 (pre-order only).

Please note that there will be no refunds and / or transfers of entry.

About the Competition:

This will be a raw-only meet (for raw competition standards, please refer to the USAPL guidelines here). Each participant will go through the squat, bench, and deadlift (no bench-only, push/pull options available).

Each participant will go into the Open category. No Master or Junior-specific divisions. Medals will be given to the top three lifters in each weight class.

Competition will be limited to 120 lifters maximum. All 120 athletes will compete over the course of Saturday and Sunday, 2/16 and 2/17.

Technical guidelines can be found here, and are encouraged to be reviewed prior to competition. Approved equipment standards (such as belts, wrist-wraps, shoes, and attire) can be found here.

Please note: as this is a USAPL competition sanctioned by USA Powerlifting, there will be drug-testing at this meet.

Please make sure you bring your current USAPL Membership Card and ID with you to this meet. We will NOT be selling USAPL memberships, so please make sure they are current / renewed prior to attending this competition. You may purchase / renew your USAPL Membership here.

Questions? Feel free to email us at, and a staff member will be able to help you out.

Prospective Schedule:

Saturday AM:

Women's weight classes: 47kg, 52kg, 57kg, 63kg

7AM Weigh In

9AM Lifting

1PM Awards

Saturday PM:

Women's weight classes: 72kg, 84kg, 84kg+

Men's weight classes: 66kg

12PM Weigh In

2PM Lifting

6PM Awards

Sunday AM:

Men's Weight Classes: 74kg & 83kg

7AM Weigh In

9AM Lifting

1PM Awards

Sunday PM: 

Men's Weight Classes: 93kg, 105kg, 105kg+

12PM Weigh In

2PM Lifting

6PM Awards

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