About Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall Weightlift­ing

The LBH women Elke Lohan, Jes­si­ca Car­erro, and Beth Ter­ra­no­va with Coach Joe Tri­o­lo after win­ning “Best Women’s Team” at the 2007 Met­ro­pol­i­tan Open.

Estab­lished in 1962

In the sport of Olympic style weightlift­ing, Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall (LBH) Weightlift­ing is renowned through­out the world as a breed­ing ground for cham­pi­ons. The only orga­nized Olympic style weightlift­ing facil­i­ty in the New York City Met­ro­pol­i­tan area, it was estab­lished as an ath­let­ic pro­gram of the New York City Depart­ment of Parks and Recre­ation at the Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall rec cen­ter in 1962 by the late Mor­ris Weiss­brot. Since then, the weightlift­ing pro­gram has evolved from a few bar­bells in a cramped base­ment stor­age room to a spa­cious, mod­ern weightlift­ing facil­i­ty encom­pass­ing 1000+ square feet and boast­ing 6 weightlift­ing plat­forms, 2 pow­er racks, 4 squat racks, 15 Olympic bars, and thou­sands of pounds of weights.

Our Mem­bers

Assis­tant coach and Mas­ters lifter Len Baci­no and coach Joe Tri­o­lo take a breather dur­ing train­ing

The Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall Weightlift­ing Team has active junior (up to 20 years old), senior (21–34 years old), and mas­ters (35 years or old­er) pro­grams for lifters. Sev­er­al of our lifters have lift­ed and placed in nation­al and inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions. We accept all peo­ple of all ages and wel­come new lifters. Come train with us!

For pro­files of some of our team mem­bers and coach­es and a com­plete team ros­ter, click here.

Cer­ti­fied USAW Coach­ing

Assis­tant coach­es Mike and John observe Oskar Novakovsky’s form in the snatch.

Renowned for the qual­i­ty of its coach­ing and the ardor of its weightlifters, the Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall weightlift­ing pro­gram wel­comes all per­sons inter­est­ed in Olympic-style weightlift­ing. The Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall Weightlift­ing Team embod­ies this proud tra­di­tion by pro­vid­ing a col­le­gial and sup­port­ive atmos­phere to train and com­pete. The team orga­nizes weightlift­ing con­tests and com­petes in con­tests through­out the Unit­ed States and the world. The team is a mem­ber of USA Weightlift­ing (USAW) and is coached by a USAW-cer­ti­fied coach, Joe Tri­o­lo, with over 25-years expe­ri­ence in the sport. Coach Tri­o­lo has devel­oped and coached sev­er­al nation­al cham­pi­ons. Assis­tant coach­es Jeff Scott, Jer­ry Dunne, and Len Baci­no have trained all lev­els of lifters.

Mem­ber of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Weightlift­ing Asso­ci­a­tion

Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall Weightlift­ing is part of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Weightlift­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (MWA), which hosts four weightlift­ing con­tests a year at Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall. Ath­letes from the New York Met­ro­pol­i­tan and Tri-State areas, USA, Cana­da, and all over the world par­tic­i­pate in these com­pe­ti­tions. The MWA, in con­junc­tion with the NYC 2012 Olympic Com­mit­tee, host­ed the USA 2002 Nation­al Weightlift­ing Cham­pi­onships. And it is note­wor­thy that the MWA is com­posed most­ly of Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall Weightlift­ing mem­bers. Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall is one of sev­er­al teams that belong to the MWA. The MWA fos­ters the sport of Olympic weightlift­ing in New York City and the greater New York Met­ro­pol­i­tan area.

The Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall Weightlift­ing Team has spon­sored Inter­na­tion­al Weightlift­ing Tour­na­ments. Most recent­ly, our broth­er team across the pond, the Kil­win­ning Weightlift­ing Team, lift­ed at the 2006 Senior Met­ro­pol­i­tan Weightlift­ing Cham­pi­onships.