East Valley CrossFit is home to the Iron Athlete Powerlifting Club. 

As a group we compete in the USA Powerlifting federation to promote raw powerlifting in Arizona. The club is led by coach Matt Ommen, who began his weightlifting journey while playing travel hockey in high school and has been competing in powerlifting since 2007. Deciding to further his education until he graduated with his bachelors in nursing science from ASU. As a club, we pride ourselves in taking part in growing the sport of Powerlifting here in Arizona, not only competing but as officers of the USA Powerlifting. A member of the Iron Athlete club, Laura Reagle is the AZ State Chairwoman for USA Powerliifting.


We work closely with the head of USA Powerlifting to ensure we have a top level facility for powerlifting in AZ.  We have calibrated Ivanko plates and Ivanko/Quest barbells, as well as a competition squat rack/bench to ensure that you have everything you need to prepare for your next meet.

Rich Wenner:
Rich is a seasoned athlete that has competed in 33 national/international powerlifting meets. He has been awarded 15 national titles as well as a Jr world and M2 IPF world championship. He holds more than 20 powerlifting records, including two world records.

Rich has a MS in Exercise and Wellness from the School of nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Performance Coach Certification through USA Weightlifting, a national level judge as well as a senior national level coach with the USAPL.

Laura Reagle:
In early 2014, I competed in my first powerlifting competition and in late 2014 became an active member of USA Powerlifting.  I am very passionate about the sport and helping others achieve their goals.

USA Powerlifting Arizona State Chair
USA Powerlifting State Referee
USA Powerlifting Meet Director
USA Powerlifting Certified Club Coach
Member of USA Powerlifting Masters Team for the NAPF Championship in August 2016
Currently holds the state record in all 3 lifts for the 84kg Masters Class and Open
Currently ranked 12th nationally Masters 2 (50 to 59, 84kg)

Jeremy Galo:
Jeremy coaches both the Powerlifting and Weightlifting clubs locally at East Valley CrossFit.  Enjoying both disciplines, getting people stronger is what he loves to do.  Jeremy is a USA Powerlifting Certified Club Coach and works closely with his athletes to ensure they are getting stronger.  Also a Fascial Stretch Therapist, Jeremy works on his athletes to make sure there are no deficiencies in movement patterns and helps prevent injuries.

USA Powerlifting Certified Club Coach
Iron Athlete Certified Coach
USA Weightlifting Certified Club Coach
Certified Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist