In 1974 The Spoon Barbell Club was established in Richardson, Texas by Tom Witherspoon. Over the years the club has
produced many notable lifters, including Olympians Sam Walker (Montreal 76), Chad Vaughn (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008),
as well as National Sr. Champions: Sam Walker, Chad Vaughn, Gary Deal and Jim Napier, Also National Master Champions:
Jed Harris, Melissa Knourek, James Aftosmis, and Gary Deal.
The Spoon Barbell Club placed 2nd as a team at the 1977 Senior Nationals
The Spoon Barbell Club is dedicated to excellence
in the sport of Weightlifting, and the building of character
and sportsmanship in the individual.