Athlete of the Month: Chris Smith

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:52:40 +0000
April 16, 2024
Athlete of the Month: Chris Smith

Coach's Remarks: Chris is a very solid weightlifter, additionally he is a good weightlifting coach. He works hard every training session, is extremely consistent and diligent in his training habits, despite often times training alone and traveling for work.Chris has been training for about four years now and after this long PRs can be few and far between. But just last week at the Lehigh Valley Barbell Meet, he hit some awesome PR lifts (snatch, clean and jerk, and total). All lifetime bests training or competition. These lifts qualified him for the 2017 American Open Finals.

Weight class: 77kgHeight: 5’7”Started Weightlifting/CrossFit? About 4 years ago.

How did you get involved in weightlifting/CrossFit? I joined a local CrossFit and then discovered weightlifting is better.

Most exciting moment so far in weightlifting/CrossFit: Hitting PRs again after nearly 2 years and qualifying again for the AO.

Favorite Competition Lift: SnatchFavorite Training Lift: SnatchPersonal Goals: Short term: 125 snatch and double BW clean and jerkFavorite Book: Harry Potter SeriesFavorite TV Show or Movie: James Bond movies, especially the newer ones

Favorite Song: Depends on the mood, but I love all types of music.

Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Swimming, golf, NBA, college football, music, reading

Most people don’t know that… I'm a very picky eater, but I am slowly getting better.

Two Truths and One Lie: I competed in and coached swimming up until I started weightlifting. I design helicopters, but I have never flown in one. I ate 22 slices of pizza in one sitting once.

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