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The Barbell Games

We are back! The Barbell Games is the only sports festival in Springfield, MO, presented by GP Athletics.  The 2024 Barbell Games will be held at the Ozark Empire Fair Grounds in a massive 45,000sq ft building on April 13th, 2024. The Barbell Games will house 4 sports with over 400 athletes and 800+ spectators. Spectator tickets are $20 and they will receive full access to all sports as they are happening simultaneously. Children 8 and under are free. Tickets will be available for online purchase soon. 

Volunteer Registration: HELP


Sports Featured:

Powerlifting- Sanctioned through USPA
The USPA is the largest powerlifting federation created by lifters, for lifters. With over 400 competitions nationwide, lifters from all skill levels are provided an opportunity to showcase their efforts in a safe and competitive environment.

Sign up for the USPA meet here: Upcoming Events - USPA

Strongman- Sanctioned through Strongman Corporation
Strongman Corporation is the organization creating, managing and promoting the popular Strongman events, the foundation for amateur and professional strength sport competitions. American Strongman Corporation (ASC) is the sole sanctioning and governing body for the sport of professional strongman in the United States. North American Strongman Inc. (NAS) is the premier amateur strongman corporation in the world.  BE STRONG!


Sign up for the strongman competition here: Iron Podium

Weightlifting- Sanctioned through USAW
The mission of USA Weightlifting is to support United States athletes in achieving excellence in Olympic and world competition, and to support, promote and educate a diverse and inclusive community of weightlifting and the use of the barbell in the United States.

Sign up for the weightlifting meet here: USAW Registration

Team Fitness Competition- Partnering with Macy Mitchell, CrossFit Republic/Affiliate Owner (10 Years)

 Team Fitness Competition- Male/Male/Female/Female

This type of fitness prepares you for any physical contingency. Workouts are constantly varied, and incorporate weightlifting, gymnastics, running, and more. Beyond general preparedness and assisting in a high quality for life, it aims to find the most fit from local to international competition.

Get your teams of 4 together for our Team Fitness Competition!
*Male Male/Female Female!

REGISTRATION Is OPEN for 64 teams, at this link! First come first serve! Prize packages for podium finishers!

4-person, male male/female female competition with 4 divisions of Prescribed, Scaled, MastersRX (35+) and Masters Scaled (35+).

Volunteer or Judge? We would love to have you! Thank you packages and shirt included! PLEASE copy this link and place your name on the list!

Interested in Sponsoring or becoming a Vendor?

There is not another event held in Missouri that will help grow and promote your business like this one! Please email for the sponsorship packet and options. 

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