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Jessica Lucero

Nov. 06, 2015, 11:32 a.m. (ET)

Jessica Lucero


Hometown: Altamonte Springs, Florida 

When did you start weightlifting? 2005 

Where do you train? Mike's Gym & Catalyst Athletics 

What are you most looking forward to about this year’s World Championships in Houston?

I'm looking forward to competing with amazing lifters from around the world. I cannot wait to see how much I've improved from this training cycle. I am also really excited to make some lifts of such a big platform. 

How do you stay focused before and during a big competition?

I get in a zone that nothing and none can really distract me from. It's mostly self-talk and a little help with my mental edge coach. It has taken some practice but I'm pretty good at it now. 

What is your favorite competition lift? Snatch

What is your favorite meal after a competition? Meatball sub or sushi, depending on where we are.

How do you recover after a competition? Sleep!

What was the best advice you were ever given? Enjoy the process.

What is your greatest achievement on or off the platform?

I'm really proud of winning a national championship, making the world team and receiving the best lifter award at Nationals. It felt like a breakthrough moment, but mostly, I’m excited for my future. 

What is something that fans might not know about you?  I'm pretty open about things on my social media accounts. I don't think a lot of people know I love tattoos. I have eight total and would love more. 

What are your social media accounts?

Twitter: @jessicalucero97

Instagram: @jessicalucero9

Snapchat: @jessicas979