Kendrick Farris

Olympian 2008, 2012, 2016

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    Shreveport, LA


    Louisiana State University Shreveport

    Weight Class: 94kg
    Height: 5'7"
    USA Weightlifting Club: Louisiana State University Shreveport
    Coach: Kyle Pierce
    Education: Life
    Most people don't know that... I have a sense of humor
    Most Influential person(s) in your sporting career: Yahawah, Yahawahsha, Christ, Monica Lockett (mother), Kyle Pierce (coach/pops), Katrina Farris (wife) Hobbies/Interests outside of weightlifting: Xbox one, I'd challenge anyone to game of Madden or NBA2k
    Favorite Books: The Bible
    Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld
    Favorite Music Genre: Conscious
    Favorite Food: garden fresh pizza
    Favorite Competition Lift: Clean & Jerk
    Favorite Training Lift: Back squats
    Olympic Teams: 2008, 2012

    Personal: Farris began lifting when he was 12-years-old after his uncle, Kevin Burns, read an article in the newspaper about a weightlifting development center for young athletes.  Less than 10 years after his introduction to the sport, Farris won back-to-back National titles in 2006 and 2007 en route to qualifying for his first Olympic Team.  Farris set two American Records at the Olympic Games in ,Beijing where he placed eighth.  He attributes faith in The Father and hard work to his success and has his sights set on climbing onto the World and Olympic podiums.   The 29-year-old juggles being a husband, father (of two), athlete, and business man.

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