Rashenna Grzybowski

Rashenna Grzybowski

IPF Open Classic World Championship
2023 - 76kg - 13th
2021 - 84kg - 7th

CPU Open Classic National Championship
2023 - 76kg - Gold
2022 - 76kg - Silver
2020 - 84kg - Silver
2019 - 84kg - Bronze

CPU Junior Classic National Championship
2018 - 72kg - 5th

Best Lifts
Classic Squat - 190kg
Classic Bench Press - 105.5kg
Classic Deadlift - 212.5kg
Classic Total - 505kg

In 2017, I started going to a local gym and the manager told me I was strong and that I should try a powerlifting meet. I signed up for the next local meet, had a blast, and ever since then I haven't put down the barbell.

Since first starting powerlifting, I have found myself on the podium at multiple championships, including 2019 and 2021 Commonwealths, Canadian Nationals, as well as in 2019 I became won the North American Powerlifting Championship. I have also competed at IPF Classic Worlds twice, securing a top 10 finish.

Outside of powerlifting, I am a horticulture technician by trade and I enjoy drag racing and working on my drag car.

What is your favourite lifting memory?
My favorite powerlifting memory is 2023 Worlds when I was able to support Brittany Schlater pre and post competition as she became a two time world champion.

What is one piece of advice you have for up and coming athletes getting into strength training or strength sport?
Advice I would give to up and coming strength athletes would be to run your own race. The only outcome you can control is your own. Try not to focus on other peoples journey. Head down, total up.

What is your favourite lift or event?

What is your favourite product and why?
13mm Belt
The belt allows me to have to confidence to lift to the best of my capabilities.

What 3 other items are your go to and why?
Powerlifting Knee Sleeves
Flexible Medium Wrist Wraps
Deadlift Socks
Knee sleeves are absolutely mandatory for squat day. The powerlifting knee sleeves give me the ability to comfortably and confidently step under the bar. The wrist wraps add security for squats. The deadlift socks are stylish and i wear them every training session.

What colourway is your favourite and why?
The all black, blacked out look is sleek and matches my daily life attire.

Why do you believe SBD is the gear all athletes should use?
SBD is not only the gear that is most widely used and trusted by the top athletes in the world but SBD supports athletes in their journey.

Why do you believe in working with SBD Canada as a Sponsored Athlete?
SBD Canada has given me opportunities that I may not have been able to do on my own. I have been a SBD consumer since my first meet in 2017 and their products have withstood the test of time. The owners are incredible athletes themselves, but even better humans.
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