Name: Kyle Ernst
Team: Pittsburgh Barbell
Coach: Zygmunt Smalcerz, Stephen Powell and Regis Becker
Hometown: Boerne, Texas
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Year of birth: 1988
Weight class: 94kg
What year did you being lifting? 2002
How did you get involved? When I moved to Chesapeake, Va., our football strength and conditioning coach, Chris Wilkes, got me involved in the sport. One thing led to another and soon I began lifting full-time.
Favorite Competition Lift? Snatch
Favorite Training Lift? Snatch
Education: B.S. in Sport Management and minor in Business at Texas A&M University, 2010; Juris Doctorate at University of North Carolina School of Law, 2013
Personal Goals: I want to get the most of what I can out of this sport. My goal is to train for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.
Favorite Food: Flower's Pad Thai at the Olympic Training Center.
Favorite Book: The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam
Favorite TV Show: Grimm
Favorite Song: Not very picky, listen to pretty much anything
Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: I am interested in pretty much anything legally related coupled with using the knowledge I gained at law school to help others out.
Most people don’t know that…. In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter"!