Jackie Black

Jackie Black Coach of Powerlifting In Colorado Springs

Jackie Berube-Black was an Academic All-American gymnast at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She also competed one year on the varsity men’s wrestling team in the 118 pound weight division. After college she wrestled on the USA Women’s National Wrestling Team and won a silver medal at the World Championships in 1996. In 1998 while working as a strength and conditioning coach at Northwestern University she shifted her focus to weightlifting, which became an official sport for women at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Berube-Black ruptured her quad tendon when a weight fell on her leg just prior to the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships. Just days later she traveled to the Dominican Republic were she competed and finished 11th. Berube-Black had surgery to repair the quad rupture shortly after arriving back in the US. Her first international competition following her surgery was the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently she teaches part time at the National Personal Training Institute in Colorado Springs and is the owner of Pinnacle Weightlifting and sports Performance.


  • Master’s of Science – Biology  – Exercise Physiology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Bachelor’s of Science – Exercise Science, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Bachelor’s of Science – Community Health Education, University of Wisconsin –      La Crosse
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • USA Wrestling Bronze Certified Coach
  • USA Weightlifting National Level Coach
  • Former Strength and Conditioning Coach, Northwestern University
  • Nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician
  • Colorado State Certified Emergency Medical Technician
  • Past Member of the US National Weightlifting Team
  • Alternate US Olympic Weightlifting Team 2004, 2008 and 2012
  • Member of the 2007 Pan American Game Team
  • Current American record holder in the Clean and Jerk and Total
  • Six Time National Weightlifting Champion
  • 2005 Pan American Champion
  • Served on the USA Wrestling Board of Directors 1998-2008
  • Past member of the Women’s National Wrestling Team
  • Placed second at the 1996 World Wrestling Championships
  • Academic All-American
  • Four year varsity gymnast at the University of WI – La Crosse
  • One year varsity Wrestler at the University of WI – La Crosse