Name: Cecily Basques

Team: Palo Alto Barbell

Coach: Tom Distasio

Hometown: Valley Springs

Current Residence: Sacramento, Calif.

Year of birth: 1992

Weight class: 69

Height: 5-5

What year did you being lifting? 2011   

How did you get involved? Off season conditioning for volleyball while playing at Sacramento City College

Favorite Competition Lift? Clean & Jerk

Favorite Training Lift? Snatch variations and front squats

Education: I am working toward a degree in Recreation Park Management with a concentration in Commercial Rec/Event Planning at Sacramento State University.

Personal Goals: Educationally, I want to earn my degree then receive a teaching credential for high school PE. My lifting goals are to make a World team in the near future and keep pushing for more!  

Favorite Food: Breakfast for breakfast, breakfast for lunch and breakfast for dinner! Or a nice big bleu cheese burger with sweet potato fries! I love all food.

Favorite TV Show: So You Think You Can Dance, Modern Family, Bachelor/Bachelorette and the Food Network

Favorite Song: I can’t pick just one; I love anything that will make me dance.

Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: I love the time I get to spend with my awesome family. I love to go boating, wakeboarding, snowboarding and really enjoy coaching weightlifting. I also love spending time with my boyfriend, Jake.

Most people don’t know that…. I started dance lessons from at age 2! I competitively danced until high school where I started getting more serious about sports.