Feature Athlete: Coby Rhodes

At age 15, Coby Rhodes of Deland, Florida, is a three-time national weightlifting champion and recently qualified to represent the United States at the International Weightlifting Federation’s Youth World Championship in March 2019.  Coby (61 kg) is dedicated to learning all elements of weightlifting and is on track to achieve great things within the sport. [...]

By |2018-11-13T06:03:46+00:00November 13th, 2018|Athlete Resources, Featured Athlete, Interviews|

Building an Olympian: An Interview with Tim Swords

Tim Swords, coach of Sarah Robles, 2017 World Champion and bronze-medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, shares what it takes to build an Olympian: Pursue your Passion.  When Coach Swords was a young boy, he visited a drug store with his mother.  At the store, he spotted a fitness magazine with a man [...]

By |2018-10-22T15:45:54+00:00October 20th, 2018|Coaches Resources, Competition, Interviews|

Feature Athlete: Caden Cahoy

Caden Cahoy is our latest featured athlete!  Caden is a 14-year old weightlifter from Jacksonville, Florida who currently competes in the 49-kg weight class.   Caden won the championship title in the 44-kg weight class (14-15 age group) at USA Weightlifting's 2018 Youth Nationals in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June 2018 and was recently invited [...]

By |2018-10-05T05:55:57+00:00October 5th, 2018|Featured Athlete, Interviews|

Feature Athlete: Seth Tom

Seth Tom is our latest featured athlete!  Seth is a 16-year old weightlifter from San Francisco, California who currently competes in the 55 and 61 kg weight classes.   Seth won the championship title in the 56-kg weight class (16-17 age group) at USA Weightlifting's 2018 Youth Nationals in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June 2018. [...]

By |2018-08-25T09:53:32+00:00August 25th, 2018|Featured Athlete, Interviews|

Feature Athlete: Destiny Snider

Destiny Snider is our latest featured athlete!  Destiny is a 14-year old weightlifter from St. Louis, Missouri who currently competes in the 44 kg weight class.   Destiny won the championship title in the 44-kg weight class (14-15 age group) at USA Weightlifting's 2018 Youth Nationals in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June 2018. When did [...]

By |2018-07-16T02:29:14+00:00March 12th, 2018|Athlete Resources, Featured Athlete, Interviews|

Carlos Millen – January 2018 Featured Athlete

Carlos Millen Jr., our latest featured athlete.  Carlos is a 17 year old weightlifter from Hardeeville, South Carolina and is currently competing in the 62kg weight class.  Carlos trains at Performance Initiative in Savannah, Georgia with Coach Kerri Goodrich. When did you get started in this sport? I started lifting weights about 2 ½  years [...]

By |2018-01-19T16:22:16+00:00January 19th, 2018|Featured Athlete, Interviews|

Representing in South America

In December 2017, Team USA sent four Under 15 lifters to Lima, Peru to compete in the South American Junior & Youth Championships & Tamas Ajan Cup on December 13-17: Haley Trinh - 53kg Abby Raymond - 58kg Dean Goad - 69kg Julia Yun - +75kg All four lifters represented Team USA admirably bringing home [...]

By |2018-01-13T17:16:22+00:00January 13th, 2018|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Competition, Interviews|

The Mind of an Olympian: An Interview with Hidilyn Diaz

If I had to pick one word to describe three-time Olympian, Hidilyn Diaz, I would choose "gracious."  Hidilyn is visiting Guam for the week, and she agreed to let me interview her before her weightlifting practice.  Unfortunately, I didn't think things through very well, and I ended up conducting the interview while sitting on some [...]

By |2017-12-30T07:36:01+00:00December 30th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Interviews|

Taking C.J. to Worlds

C.J. Cummings followed his older sister into the weightlifting gym when he was barely able to walk.  When he was 10, C.J. began lifting alongside his 11-year old brother, Omar. Now, at 17-years old C.J. is the number-one ranked male weightlifter in the United States traveling to his second senior world championship competition. I caught [...]

By |2017-11-28T14:44:16+00:00November 28th, 2017|Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Interviews|

Hampton Morris – November 2017 Featured Athlete

Meet Hampton Morris -- our featured athlete for the month of November.  Hampton is a 13 year old youth weightlifter from Marietta, Georgia and is currently competing in the 50kg weight class. When did you get started in this sport? My first meet was on July 9th, 2016. What (or who) got you started? My [...]

By |2017-11-08T09:17:16+00:00November 8th, 2017|Featured Athlete, Interviews|