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
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