Rubber City Weightlifting started in Akron, Ohio. The anonymous, back-breaking labor of blue collar tire workers built Akron into "The Rubber City." They showed up at the tire factories day after day, year after year, the dream of a better life in mind, but knowing that only long, hard work could make the dream real. RCW was inspired by those hardened people who built a city from raw materials and sweat. No Olympic dream becomes real without years of dedicated toil. But that work need not be done alone. If you dream of huge weights over your head and medals around your neck, join us.