Name: Arlene Ward
Team: Front Range Weightlifting Club
Coach: Paul Fleschler
Hometown: La Crescenta, Calif.
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Year of birth: 1986
Weight class: 69kg
What year did you being lifting? 2008
How did you get involved? I was learning the basics of the lifts as a personal trainer, but I wanted to learn more about coaching them so I could coach them well and safely with the athletes I was working with. The more I learned, the more hooked I got!
Favorite Competition Lift? Cleans
Favorite Training Lift? Snatch balances
Education: Bachelor's degree from Colorado College
Personal Goals: To qualify for a World team! And, of course, the ultimate dream would be to make an Olympic team.
Favorite Food: Homemade macaroni and cheese
Favorite Book: That's too hard to narrow down
Favorite TV Show: Dexter
Favorite Song: Anything by Pink, and really anything upbeat that I can work out or dance to.
Hobbies/Interests outside of Weightlifting: Playing with my three dogs, crocheting and cooking.
Most people don’t know that…. I was formerly a rugby player!