Name: Deirdre Grace Lenzsch

Team: East Coast Gold 

Coach: John Crowne

Hometown: Somers Point, N.J.

Current Residence: Somers Point, N.J.

Year of birth: 1997

Weight class: 69+/75+

Height: 5-4

What year did you being lifting? 2009

How did you get involved? I played football for six years, I met my first weightlifting coach through a longtime friend who, after his NFL career, became a performance trainer and worked with me. I started lifting because I was told it would help me in football, but once I tried it, I just wanted to keep going.

Favorite Competition Lift? Clean & Jerk

Favorite Training Lift? Snatch off the blocks

Education: High School Graduate (To-be); In the process of finishing high school in three years to focus on my lifting career

Personal Goals: Get my pilots license, graduate high school, learn a second language

Favorite Food: Grilled Montreal Chicken (weakness: Mint Oreos and/or Nutella)

Favorite Book: Of Mice & Men

Favorite TV Show: Walking Dead

Favorite Song: Depends on my mood... "Moonlight Sonata," "First Day of My Life," "Angel," "Me and Bobby McGee," "Scar Tissue," "Corona & Lime" and "Don't Know Why"

Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Singing, swimming, piano, health/nutrition, track & field and theater performance

Most people don’t know that… I have a fascination with special effects make-up, I study classical piano and I don't eat red meat.