Name: Angela Candage Parra


Team: Average Broz Gymnasium


Coach: John Broz


Hometown: Ormond Beach, Fla.


Current Residence: Las Vegas


Year of birth: 1987


Weight class: 58kg


Height: 5'2"


What year did you being lifting? I first began in 2004 but then had to take time off in 2006 due to injuries. I resumed lifting in 2014 once I left active duty. 


How did you get involved? I met Harvey Newton, my first coach and mentor, through longtime friend/fellow lifter Jason Brown. 


Favorite Competition Lift? Clean and jerk


Favorite Training Lift? Squat 


Education: I am a few classes away from my BA in transportation and logistics.


Personal Goals: To be the best wife, mother and athlete I can be. 


Favorite Food: Pizza and donuts


Favorite Book: "No Easy Day" by Matt Bissonnette/Kevin Maurer


Favorite TV Show: Real Housewives 


Hobbies/Interests Outside of Weightlifting: My husband and I love to spend our time together as a family and watch our 1-year-old son as he grows and develops.


Most people don’t know that… I am a passionate advocate for optic nerve hypoplasia and septo optic dysplasia awareness.