Name: Bret Pfeiffer

Team: Charleston-Mattoon Weightlifting Club

Coach: Troy Pfeiffer and Marty Schnorf

Hometown: Charleston, Ill.

Current Residence: Same as above

Year of Birth: 1999

Weight Class: 62kg

Height: 5’-8 1/2”

What year did you being lifting? 2009

How did you get involved: Began lifting in order to prepare for another sport (football) and never looked back.

Favorite Competition Lift: The snatch by far

Favorite training lift: Snatches off the low box

Education: Sophmore at Charleston High School

Personal Goals: To represent my country in upcoming international events. Also, to attend college, preparing for an eventual career in law enforcement.

Favorite food: Baked salmon and stir fried broccoli.

Favorite Book: Really any book will do, I just love to read.

Favorite TV show: "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy"

Favorite Song: "Haunted" by Disturbed

Hobbies/Interested outside of weightlifting: Hunting and fishing, reading and spending time with my family and girlfriend and animals (3 dogs and 5 cats)

Most people don’t know that... I weighed in at a whopping 2 pounds when I was born.