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Arlene Ward

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    La Crescenta

    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

    Height: 5-6

    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!

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