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Melissa Villanueva

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    Name: Melissa Villanueva

    Team: Team Florida Orlando

    Coach: Tyrone Harvey and Hannah Crowe

    Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

    Current Residence: Orlando, Fla.

    Year of birth: 1992

    Weight class: 48 kg

    Height: 4-11

    What year did you being lifting? 2010

    How did you get involved? My brother, who had been on the high school weightlifting team, told me to come out to tryouts for the girls weightlifting season. I made the team and fell in love with the sport!

    Favorite Competition Lift? Clean & Jerk

    Favorite Training Lift? Back Squats

    Education: Seminole State University

    Personal Goals: Make a World Team someday and hopefully the Olympic Team.

    Favorite Food: Authentic Mexican food, especially enchiladas, steak and carbs

    Favorite Book: I only read for school, so I don't have a favorite

    Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead

    Favorite Song: “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys

    Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Friends, shopping, dancing and eating

    Most people don’t know that…. I have a zombie obsession 

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