What does your involvement in your sport mean to you? Why did you fall in love with it?
Involvement in my sport of Olympic Weightlifting means glorifying God in all that I do especially when on the National platform and as a coach. In both those capacities glorifying God takes many different forms but it is always my end goal whether I am going for a third attempt snatch at nationals or teaching a new lifter the clean and jerk.
I fell in love with weightlifting because I love training hard and mastering a skill and weightlifting requires just that. I did not make start weightlifting got make it to the national level, I started it because I just enjoyed the process of hard work, also it’s just really fun to be strong ya know?
Out of all the product sponsorships out there, why is Primo the one for you?
Out of all the product sponsorships out there, Primo Chalk is the one for me because I use chalk every single day and as much as it may not seem like it, there is definitely bad chalk and bad chalk is just one more unnecessary distraction from training. I have been a barbell athlete for almost five years now and have trained at many facilities and I can attest that bad chalk is a nuance. Also, when I use chalk every day it tends to dry out my hands which in turn makes my hands more susceptible to tearing and nothing ruins training better than torn hands. Primo Chalk is a company that delivers an excellent quality chalk that allows me to focus on my training and less about taking care of my hands.
What is a surprising fact about yourself that we wouldn't expect to hear?
Something about me that you might find surprising is that even though I’m a national level weightlifter I was never a very athletically gifted kid and outside of the snatch and clean and jerk still am not! Growing up I was never a huge fan of playing sports but it wasn’t until I found wrestling that that changed. Also many don’t know this but I am most definitely a nerd at heart! enior!