The Apollo Bar Bell Club has an outstanding record of turning out weight lifters who have succeeded at the highest levels and previously been inducted into the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame. The latest is Joel Carr – Braint.
Born in Belleville in 1955, Joel carried on a family tradition in the sport of Olympic Style Weightlifting. His achievements and awards are numerous.
He has been a member of the Apollo Barbell Club for over 25 years.
Joel is an 18 time Canadian Masters Olympic Weightlifting Champion, has represented Canada at the Pan American Masters for 13 years – winning the Gold Medal in 2010, Silver Medals 7 times and the Bronze Medal 3 times. He has also represented his country at the World Weightlifting Championships twice, achieving a pair of 4th place finishes.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Joel was inducted into the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2007. He has been recognized numerous times by the City of Belleville for “Outstanding Athletic Achievement” and for winning the Silver Medal in the 2008 Pan American Games Masters Weight Lifting Championships.
When not in competition, Joel has given back to his sport by serving as the Vice President and President of the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Association, Secretary of the Pan American Masters Weightlifting Association, representing Canada on the Pan American Masters Management Board, and assisting with the coaching and development of Athletes at the Apollo Club.
Joel resides in Madoc, with his wife Marjorie. They have 3 children – Brad, Katrina and Adam – along with 8 grandchildren.0