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Vanessa McCoy

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    Wichita Falls


    University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

    Weight Class:   63 kg

     Height: 5'2

    Birth year:   85

    Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX

    USA Weightlifting Club: Wesley

    Coaches: Paul Fleschler

    College Attending or Graduate of: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

    When did you begin weightlifting?  Summer 2007

    How did you get involved?  I ran track in college and wanted to do weight training to help w/ explosive power.  Loved it and converted to weightlifting full time!

     Goals:  To get more young girls interested in weightlifting.

    Best Competition Snatch: 83 kg 

    Date: September 08

    Best Competition Clean & Jerk: 100 kg

    Date: November 08

    Best Competition Total: 183 kg

    Date: November 08

    Favorite Competition Lift: Clean and Jerk

    Favorite Training Lift: Jerk off blocks

     Best Squat:     145 kg

    Best Front Squat:

    Best Power Snatch Single:

     Power Clean Single:

    American Records Held:

    Most Influential person(s) in your sporting career: Loren and Deb McVey- they have helped me so much along the way in all aspects of my life, lifting and otherwise.  I appreciate them so much!

    National Championships Won:

    International Competition Best:  2008 World University Games: Snatch-3rd, Clean & Jerk 3rd, Total 3rd

    Hobbies/Interests outside of weightlifting: Gymnastics! I have coached competitive gymnastics for 7 years and I love it!

    Favorite Book(s): Redeeming Love

    Favorite TV Show: Reality TV

    Favorite Music Genre:  All types!!!

    Favorite Food: Cheesecake and Gummy Bears!!!

    Most People Don't know that…(complete the sentence): I have the most AMAZING dog in the world!!!

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