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+
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.