Become a part of the Harrisburg Weightlifting Club, even if you are not local. Join the program that is producing some of the hottest new talent in the country! We currently have 3 National Champions, and 17 National Medals, and counting. Receive a 12 week personalized weightlifting program, weekly video analysis, weekly programming adjustments based on your specific needs, dietary suggestions, competition programming and preparation, be listed as a team member, and be able to list Dan Rose as your coach, access to our club gym and coaching anytime you are in town.
Dan is also available for weightlifting seminars. Contact for more details!
About Head Coach Dan Rose
Dan Rose is the head coach at the Rose Performance Training and The Harrisburg Weightlifting Club. Coach Dan first got involved in health and fitness in 1992 at the age of 14, after having been a competitive gymnast during middle school. He started weight training to gain size, strength, and speed for football and basketball. As part of his weight training regimen, he learned the Olympic lifts from his coach, Jerry Arline, Sr.
After graduating high school in 1994, he began to devote more attention to the Olympic lifts. In the summer of 1995, after only 6 months of serious training, he entered and won his first weightlifting competition. That same year, he won the Sunshine State Games, and placed 8th at the American Open. In 1996, he placed 3rd at Jr Nationals, won the Florida State Championships, and placed 4th at Sr Nationals(taking the silver medal in the snatch). He was then invited to be a summer resident at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
A series of injuries combined with college, life, and work kept him out of competition for the next several years, but he kept up with his training and involvement in health and fitness by participating in team sports and training alongside world champion powerlifters and world class Olympic Weightlifters, bodybuilders, and strongmen. He has worked in the fitness industry for the last 15 plus years dealing with nutrition, equipment manufacturing and sales, personal training, and coaching the Olympic lifts.
In 2011, 8 months after a complete ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair, he competed at the Master's Pan American Championships. He took 1st place and won Best Lifter while setting new records in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and Total as a 62kg lifter. He maintains those records today. In 2014 he traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark where he won the Masters World Championship.
Coach Dan now devotes all his time to coaching his athletes and growing the sport of Weightlifting in the US. In less then 2 years as a coach, he had already produced multiple National level lifters, became a National level coach, and a coaching course instructor for USA Weightlifting.
USA Weightlifting National Coach, USA Weightlifting Club Coach, USA Weightlifting Coaching Course Instructor
Crossfit L1 Trainer
1993 Christian Day School Varsity Football Ironman Award
1994 Christian Day School Varsity Basketball Player Defensive MVP
1994 Christian Day School Varsity Football Ironman Award
1994 Christian Day School Christian Athlete of the Year
1995 Florida’s Sunshine State Games Weightlifting Gold Medalist
1996 Junior National Weightlifting Championships Bronze Medalist, Junior National Team Member
1996 Florida State Weightlifting Champion
1996 National Weightlifting Championships Bronze Medalist
2011 Masters Pan American Weightlifting Champion, Best Lifter, and 3x Record Holder
2014 American Open Weightlifting Championships qualifier
2014 National Weightlifting Championships qualifier
2014 Masters World Weightlifting Champion
2016 American Open competitor and 3x Masters National Record Holder
Who We Are:
The Harrisburg Weightlifting Club in NC is made up of a diverse group of dedicated Olympic-style weightlifters. We are a competitive team dedicated to expanding the sport of Olympic lifting in Harrisburg NC and beyond, and always looking to expand our group and develop the next generation of outstanding American weightlifters. We follow and compete in events regulated by USA Weightlifting, the governing body for the sport of Weightlifting in the Olympics. With age groups ranging from Schoolage (under age 17), Juniors (ages 18-20), Seniors (ages 21 and up), and Masters (ages 35 and up), there are competition levels for everyone.
Lifting competitions(meets) consist of the Snatch and Clean & Jerk, and are judged by bodyweight class and gender. Competition levels range from local meets and state championships, to National, International, World Championships, and Olympic Games. Some colleges also have weightlifting teams, and offer scholarships to high-caliber lifters.
Harrisburg Weightlifting Club
7501 Caldwell Rd
Harrisburg, NC 28075