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Ariel Stephens

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    Fort Mill, S.C.


    I used to do CrossFit to stay in shape for my college swim career.

    Name: Ariel Stephens

    Team: MDUSA

    Coach: Don McCauley, Glenn Pendlay and Travis Mash

    Hometown: Woodland, Calif.

    Current Residence: Fort Mill, S.C.

    Year of birth: 1990

    Weight class: 69kg

    Height: 5'4"

    What year did you being lifting? 2012

    How did you get involved? I used to do CrossFit to stay in shape for my college swim career.

    Favorite Competition Lift? Clean & jerk

    Favorite Training Lift? Snatch from blocks

    Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Family Resources with a certification in Spanish

    Personal Goals: I want to make an international team and compete for Team USA. Outside of weightlifting, I want to get my R.N. license.

    Favorite Food: Mexican and sushi

    Favorite TV Show: "Dexter"

    Favorite Song: "Headlines," by Drake

    Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Anything outdoors.

    Most people don't know that… My favorite animal is an elephant. 

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