Lou was the principal at my high school, and all the good athletes I knew had trained with him.
Coach: Lou DeMarco
Weight class: 77kg
What year did you being lifting? Seasonally for sports in 7th gr (1999) & Fulltime in 2007
How did you get involved? Lou was the principal at my high school, and all the good athletes I knew had trained with him.
Favorite Competition Lift? Snatch
Favorite Training Lift? Snatch Push Press + Overhead Squat
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Youngstown State & Currently Working on Master’s Degree in Student Affairs/Leadership at Youngstown State. Hopefully looking into Doctorate Programs in Leadership and Administration within the next year.
Personal Goals: Make the 2013-2016 World Teams, 2016 Olympic Team & improve my total every year that I compete
Favorite Food: Avocado and Italian Turkey Sausage
Favorite Book: Anything fictional by John Brown, John Grisham or David Baldacci and any good biography with a positive message
Favorite TV Show: Modern Family & Seinfeld
Favorite song that gets you motivated: “Sail” by Awolnation & “Dust Bowl Dance” by Mumford & Sons
Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Reading and Napping
Most people don’t know that….I live in an old farmhouse on 55 acres that is open to any weightlifters looking for a place to train. Quote from Kevin Cornell- “In the winter, it feels like Rocky training in Russia.”