Keith Weitz of Mesa Community College Sophomore finished 5th in the 62 kilogram weight class at the 2010 Collegiate Nationals in Marquette, Michigan. Keith a new comer to the sport of weightlifting was an accomplished high school wrestler and after returning from a Religious Mission decided to try the sport of Weightlifting out. Weitz found Coach Micela and began learning how to become a Weightlifter. Along with training at Performance One Keith also enrolled in Coach Micela’s class at Mesa Community College called PED 133 Olympic Weightlifting . The class teaches students how to perform Weightlifting Movements in a safe and proficient manner. In his first national competition Keith hit Personal Records in the Snatch with 80 kilos (176 lbs) and with the Clean and Jerk with 98 kilos (215 lbs) for a New PR Total of (391 lbs). At only 22 years of age Keith has a great up side and with his total he has earned entry into the American Open Championships this December in Cincinnati, Ohio. But before then Keith will compete May 8th at the Last Chance National Qualifier in Mesa to try to go to the Senior National Championships in Peoria, IL in June. We wish Keith the best of luck.
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