Name: Paul Woelmer
Team: Hoosier Weightlifting Club
Coach: Greg Simmons, Vance Newgard
Hometown: Evansville, Ind.
Current Residence: Bloomington, Ind.
Year of birth: 1994
Weight class: 85kg
What year did you being lifting? 2012
How did you get involved? I suffered a season-ending injury my senior year of high school football. I decided to give weightlifting a shot after Greg Simmons, well respected coach within the area, reached out to me.
Favorite Competition Lift? Clean & Jerk
Favorite Training Lift? Snatch
Education: Indiana University; Major: Kinesiology; Minors: Business, Sport Marketing & Management
Personal Goals: Represent the United States on the International platform, and one day the Olympics
Favorite Food: Pulled Pork
Favorite Book: A Program of Multi-Year Training in Weightlifting by Medvedyev / The Hunger Games series
Favorite TV Show: The Andy Griffith Show
Favorite Song: Whatever’s topping the country charts at the time
Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Playing the piano and Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Most people don’t know that…. I’m a pastor’s kid.