Name: Ben Wetzel 

Team:Unattached 

Coach: N/A

Hometown: Ripon, Wis.

Current Residence: Ripon, Wis.

Year of Birth: 1993

Weight Class: 85kg

Height: 5-9

What year did you being lifting? 2011 

How did you get involved? I was inspired to try the classical lifts after watching film of the Olympics and other high-level weightlifting competitions.

Favorite Competition Lift? Snatch 

Favorite Training Lift? Snatch

Education: High school

Personal Goals: To become the strongest version of myself in weightlifting as well as all areas of my life, including spiritual growth and the understanding of my true self in Jesus Christ.   

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Book: Never Die Easy- autobiography of Walter Payton

Favorite TV Show: The Office

Favorite Song: “Anything” by Ratatat 

Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, biking, camping etc. I also enjoy cooking and grilling out regularly. 

Most people don’t know that…  I practice yoga frequently