My powerlifting journey began as a result of a lifetime of athletics in both Football and track & field; in which lifting weights and increasing strength was a requirement. From early on I had always been stronger than the guys my size no matter the sport. If we had to lift weights I was the only running back lifting with the linemen or during track season I was the lone sprinter lifting with the throwers. I had always been known as the little short strong guy.
I began lifting to stay in shape after I ended my professional athletics chase. It was during this time that I was approached by a few guys to come try powerlfting. Keep in mind I had done 4 meets in high school but for me it was just fun. I won them all back then….. but again it was just fun to hang out with my friends that were also competing. So coming into the sport later in life, I took the fun approach.
I accepted the invitation from the guys at my gym and began a 13 month process of learning technique, cues, and rules of the sport. I did my first meet and won it. In the process I set multiple state records. Most importantly, I fell in love! Powerlfting became the new love of my life. From that point I have never looked back.
At this point in my life I want to spread the sport and sportsmanship as much as possible. It’s amazing what one can do when they focus on spreading positive vibes. Imagine if we all did! So MY MISSION IS TO SPREAD AS MUCH LOVE, BLESSINGS, AND POSITIVITY AS POSSIBLE WITHIN THIS SPORT AND INDUSTRY! That’s what it’s all about! From the way I treat each person I encounter to my apparel line, I try to make it about “us’’ not just me! I’m excited to try to accomplish my goal of “US working for US”…..“BIG PICTURE”!