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Date of Birth: Feb. 22, 1980
Hometown: Savannah, Ga.
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sport: Men's Weightlifting
Event: 187¼ pounds (85 kg)
Club: Team Savannah
Coach: Dragomir Cioroslan, Oscar Chaplin Jr.
Previous Olympics: 2000 - 12th.
World Championships: 2003 - 13th (senior); 2002 - 11th (senior); 2000 - 1st (junior); 1999 - 2nd (junior); 1998 - 3rd (junior).
National Championships: 2004, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998 - 1st (senior); 2000, 1999, 1998 - 1st (junior).
World ranking: Not ranked; no 2004 international competition to date.
Other career highlights: 1998 USA Weightlifting male lifter of the year; first American to medal at junior world championships; U.S. record holder in snatch, clean and jerk and total weight, 169½ pounds (77kg) and 187¼ pounds (85 kg); 2001 - 4th, Goodwill Games.