Sibling Power: Waterford brother and sister share love for powerlifting

Posted at 10:36 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 23:36:43-04

Camryn Ochs and her little brother Alex are both powerlifters out of Waterford. 

“I got into it after I tore my ACLs. I had to do strength training for rehab, so I was in our high school gym and we had a team so I joined it. Then Alex came to high school and he joined it," said Camryn Ochs, bronze medalist at Worlds. 

The rest is history. Both Camryn and Alex have competed internationally in the bench press, bringing home a bronze and silver at worlds.  

"We’re the bench bros. We’re those people in the gym that bench all the time," said Camryn.  

They also squat, but there’s some history to that exercise.

“We had a challenge about who could squat more," said Camryn. 

"That was years ago," added Alex, silver medalist at Worlds. 

"Yeah that was years ago, he caught up," said Camryn.  

As a freshman at Marquette, Camryn turned her passion to lift into a club.

“I was shocked by how many people were interested in it. I thought I was going to struggle but there is a lot of people interested in it," said Camryn. 

Not wasting any momentum, she’s already recruiting the class of 2019.

“Alex is going to come to Marquette and be on our powerlifting team. It’s planned out," said Camryn. 

Through powerlifting, these siblings have made their bond stronger and if they play their cards right, they could end up helping others grow together. 

“We’ve talked about starting our own like little business. I’ll treat the patients and then Alex will coach them, but we’ll see where it takes us," said Camryn.