Name: TJ Greenstone Jr.
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Current Residence: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Year of birth: 1989
Weight class: +105kg
What year did you being lifting? End of 2012
How did you get involved? Gabe Teeple, a strength coach of mine in college told me to consider weightlifting after my football career was over. I then took a USAW course with Harvey Newton and began training shortly thereafter
Favorite Competition Lift? Clean & Jerk
Favorite Training Lift? Snatch
Education: BS from Vanderbilt University
Personal Goals: Total 400 by 2015 Worlds
Favorite Food: Chicken Parm from Ippolitos
Favorite Book: Hunger Games
Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Song: “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry (as of right now, changes often)
Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Training my athletes and watching them compete, talking shop, drawing and visiting Nashville, Tenn.
Most people don’t know that…. I wanted to quit football my very first day when I was 7-years-old, but my mother wouldn’t let me. Football eventually led me to a world-class education, my career as a strength coach and weightlifting.